Albert Bridge is one of Londonís most loved bridges. Opened in 1873 and despite weight restrictions it was deteriorating and needed restoration. Tot was the SRO (Senior Responsible Officer) at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for the £7.2mil †restoration project which 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 pavement; replaced all the lighting with new energy efficient lighting; refurbished the toll booths; stripped off all 12 coats of old paint down to the bare metal; repaired and treated the metal, and painted the bridge with three new coats of paint, bringing it back to its original splendour.
Despite appalling weather, and the structure of the bridge being in a much worse state than had been shown in surveys, the †project met all its targets and was reopened in the winter of 2011.
Albert Bridge - After restoration
Albert Bridge - Porthole before restoration
Albert Bridge - At night