What did we do?

We did not just repaint the bridge, we:-

  • replaced all the rotting deck timber and the carriageway and pavement deck surfaces
  • put in new steel sections to strengthen the structure
  • put in new timbers to strengthen the footway
  • replaced all the lighting with new energy efficient lighting.
  • refurbished the toll booths
  • stripped of all the existing  paint - this amounts to removing 12 coats of paint down to bare metal
  • repaired and treating the metal, and finally,
  • repainted the bridge with three coats of paint, bringing it back to its original splendour

 

The renovation works cost around £7.2 million. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea contributed 25 per cent of funding; Transport for London provided 75 per cent of costs.

 

Watch a short film about the restoration of Albert Bridge