TQ3679 : Greenland Dock entrance lock - swing bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Greenland Dock entrance lock - swing bridge
Greenland Dock entrance lock - swing bridge
This disused entrance lock is surrounded by the finest and most visible collection of hydraulic machinery in London. The swing bridge is in two halves and each is swung by a pair of hydraulic jiggers (one to open and one to close) in pits that had gas jets to stop the plumbing freezing. There are also four double acting jiggers for the lock gates, several sluices and a capstan. Unfortunately, after a day in docklands, the light was going rapidly at this stage.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3658 7923 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7313N 0:2.0343W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3658 7923
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Greenland Dock  Hydraulic Machinery  Bridge  Machinery  Jiggers 

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