Tower Bridge

Plant Moved:  Hydraulic gear box replacement, critical to the safe operation of raising and lowering of the Bridge.


We recently changed over two hydraulic gear boxes from the North East tower plantroom. Our works involved closing one lane to the bridge and putting traffic management in place along with ‘stop’ and ‘go’ boards.  The plant access panels were removed from the footpath, giving access to the plantroom below.   An ‘ A’  frame lifting gantry was then set up over the plant opening to lower our lifting equipment down into the plantroom ready to remove the gear boxes.  Working through the night ensured minimum disruption to one of the busiest River Thames crossings.