Royal Victoria Dock Bridge

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Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge.jpg
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge crossing the Royal Victoria Dock
Official name Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Royal Victoria Dock
Locale Docklands, London, England
Architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 127.5 m (418 ft)
Opened 1998

The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge is a signature high-level footbridge crossing the Royal Victoria Dock in the Docklands area of east London designed by London-based architects and designers Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The bridge provides a direct link from Eastern Quay and Britannia Village, a residential development to the south of the dock, to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre and Custom House station, both situated to the north of the dock.

The bridge takes the form of an inverted Fink Truss, with six masts rising above the deck at 25.5 m (84 ft) centres, varying in height from almost 30 m (100 ft) at each end to just 10.6 m (35 ft) for the smallest masts. The shape of the bridge is designed to reflect the masts of the sailing boats which use the dock. The bridge crosses the dock with a clearance of some 15 m (50 ft) above the water, a height which was necessary to allow yachts to pass below the bridge deck. The bridge is accessed at each end by lift and stair towers.

The bridge was completed in 1998, at a cost of £5 million.[1] A second construction stage envisaged in the bridge's design involves the addition of a glass passenger cabin travelling on a rail of the underside of the deck to make this a transporter bridge.[2]

At the present moment September 2014. The lifts at both sides of the bridge is inactive making it a bit difficult to use if you have children in buggies or people who need walking aids.

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Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge 2011 
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge Plate 2011 
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge upper level 2011 
Close-up of Royal Victoria Dock Bridge 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Victoria Dock Pedestrian Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 12 November 2005
  2. ^ DETAIL Online (1999). Pedestrian Bridge at Royal Victoria Dock, London. Retrieved 12 November 2005

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Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 0°01′34″E / 51.5063°N 0.0261°E / 51.5063; 0.0261