Tower of London – Middle Drawbridge

Goddard Consulting were appointed to oversee the refurbishment of the Middle Drawbridge at the Tower of London.

Built in 1843, the original drawbridge had been in disrepair and in danger of collapsing. Historic Royal Palaces, in conjunction with English Heritage, authorised the project to demolish and rebuild a new, strengthened drawbridge.

A key element of the project was ensuring that the dimensions and original construction of the bridge were accurately replicated. To do this, a 3D laser scan of the bridge was carried out before it was demolished.

Despite issues with heavy rain and flooding the bridge was completed on schedule and is now open to the public.