What it’s like to operate the $13 million crane working on London’s Blackfriars Bridge – CBC.ca

The work to restore the 140-year-old Blackfriars Bridge is winding down. 

The crane used to lift the bridge from its abutments back in September returned to the west shore of the Thames River in July. 

The $8 million dollar job — to refurbish and reinforce Canada’s only remaining wrought-iron bridge — has been ongoing for almost a year. 

City officials can’t say when exactly the bridge will be returned to its place spanning the Thames, but they say it will be no later than the fall.