Latest Project – Waterloo
No, not the battle, the ABBA song, or even the sunset, it’s the Bridge we are talking about today. Bridges over the thames hold a special place in our hearts at Up and Under.
The inspection of Battersea Bridge in 1988 was our first and since then we have undertake dozens of projects on 15 of the road crossings on the tidal Thames in the centre of London.
|Correct Bridge……. Check!|
They are all special in their own way, either because of their design or because of a feature of the particular project, but most of us enjoy the time in the spotlight that Tower bridge commands. Anyway, back to today’s story:
This job comprised the inspection of the internal parts of the piers. We collected a range of condition and dimensional data in order to prepare a report for our client.
|It is essential everyone knows what they are doing here!|
The project relied on a wide range of our skills. Working on the Thames requires consideration of tides, arrangement of safety boats and liaison with the Port of London, with whom we have an excellent, long standing relationship.
|Mucky but still smiling|
Internally we needed a carefully devised combination of confined spaces and rope access techniques plus bridge engineering expertise to meet the technical and safety elements of the brief.
This is the type of job where we excel and we will be back in London very soon to examine another landmark.
Rope access or confined spaces, inspection or maintenance contact us 01270 589615
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