Hammersmith Bridge found in London, has been wrapped in foil to prevent it overheating as temperatures continue to rise in the UK.
Several engineers were seen covering the chains on the 135-year old bridge with silver-coloured foil to ensure it’s safety ahead what might be a record breaking heatwave.
In the evening a temperature control system worth about £420,000 is switched on. The measures are designed to keep the bridge open as temperatures in London could reach as high as 35°C . The bridge, which is currently only accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, was closed two years ago due to the heat wave.
Sebastian Springer, the engineer who is leading the project, stated that “the safety of the public is our first priority.”
“The temperature control system allows us to track weather spikes and maintain a constant temperature. As we deal with the current extreme heat, we are also coming up with innovative solutions to keep the temperature within the threshold.”