1930s Glamis Road Bascule Bridge in London Gets Expansive Restoration

Glamis Road Bascule Bridge, East London, Unova Paint Products, Vitreflon
The Glamis Road Bascule Bridge was constructed in East London in the 1930s. Commissioned by the Port of London Authority (PLA), this movable bridge has become a distinctive landmark. Its bascule function enabled the bridge to roll back on its base allowing ships to pass underneath. Surviving World War II, the fully-functioning movable bridge was finally restored as a fixed bridge in the 1980s. Yet, the bridge was degraded and in need of repair to restore it to its former iconic hue.

Ferry Footbridge Returned To Its Signature Red Color With High Performance Coatings System

Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, Ferry Footbridge, AI Coatings
In Littlehampton, a civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England, sits the Ferry Footbridge. Known fondly as "the Red Bridge," the retractable bridge was in desperate need of repair. A FEVE fluoropolymer paint system was specified to ensure the longevity of the refurbishment and to lower life cycle costs. Before Image via ©A&I Coatings As part of the county's carbon neutr...

Former New Balance Headquarters Features Accented Rainbow Steel Panels

Boston Landing Development, New Balance Fitness, MA
A large expansion to the now former New Balance Headquarters at Brighton Landing was completed in 2015. Designed by Righter Group, the expansion included a renovation to the existing parking structure and the addition of a colorful design. The designers describe, “In addition, the exterior façade received a colorful new makeover by adding a rainbow of colorful accent steel panels.” Photo...

The Use Of High Performance Coatings Systems On Bridges Around The World

Castle Bridge, Finzels Reach, Bristol, UK, Photography Temple Point Finzels Reach
FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats have been used in Japan for nearly four decades. Over the years, the material has been seen as the superior topcoat system in the bridge market due to numerous advantages. As a result, most bridges in Japan are coated with this technology. Some of these bridges, which were coated over 30 years ago, still showcase excellent color and gloss retention. Gaining momentum, this technology is utilized on bridges around the world.