Impact of Thames Tideway Works on Blackfriars Bridge
In response to a question from a Member on the impact of Thames Tideway works on Blackfriars Bridge, the Director of the Built Environment noted that works to the bridge were being affected by both Thameslink works and Thames Tideway works. Given repainting works to the Bridge were five years overdue, the City was proceeding with tender bids and planned to award the successful tender by the end of the year. The procurement strategy allowed tenderers to work flexibly across a five-year period to allow them to work collaboratively with Thames Tideway, given the Port of London Authority’s requirements for limiting span closures. Lastly the City had removed a section of bridge parapet to better understand potential works issues.