Tower Bridge in London is to undergo an extensive deck refurbishment under a contract awarded to Bam Nuttall.
The City of London Corporation has awarded Bam Nuttall a design and build contract on an early contractor involvement basis and detailed site investigation work is underway to determine the exact condition of the bridge deck.
A detailed design programme will follow on.
This will be the most intensive refurbishment since 1962 and is likely to involve the replacement of substrates beneath the running surface of the deck, steel repairs to the bascules and approach span waterproofing. Once the design has been approved by the client, construction work is expected to start in October with a view to completing the programme by the year end.
”We are delighted to have appointed Bam Nuttall to develop the site investigations and design for this important piece of work for one of London’s most iconic landmarks,” City of London Corportation principal engineer Mark Bailey said. ”The City of London Corporation looks forward to working with them in the coming months, culminating in the works to re-deck the bascules, replace bridge expansion joints & resurface the fixed spans, as well as waterproof the approach viaduct arches.”