Tower Bridge Closure in 2016 (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2380
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I understand that Tower Bridge is due to close for three months in 2016 for repair work. Can you confirm the dates of the closure?

Answer

Answer for Tower Bridge Closure in 2016 (1)

Answer for Tower Bridge Closure in 2016 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The City of London Corporation (CoL) is responsible for Tower Bridge, and is currently preparing plans for essential maintenance works to this structure. These works include re-decking the bascule, water-proofing the viaduct and other cyclical maintenance. The work will require major excavation and road closures on the bridge and approaches.

CoL has advised TfL that these works will be undertaken between October 2016 and December 2016. These dates have been selected following consultation with the Port of London Authority, as it was considered that this period would be the least disruptive for river traffic.