TQ5278 : View downriver from Erith Pier

taken 1 year ago, near to Erith, Bexley, Great Britain

View downriver from Erith Pier
View downriver from Erith Pier
Erith Pier was built in the late 1950s as a deep water facility when the previous wooden piers at Erith had outlived their usefulness. In the early 1990s the complex was abandoned until Morrisons took over in 1999, building a supermarket and restoring the concrete pier as a public amenity. It is the longest pier on the River Thames in London and provides superb views of the river.

This is the view from it looking down the Thames towards the two pylons either side of the river, the left hand one at Thurrock on the north bank and the right hand one at Swanscombe on the south bank. At 623 feet these are the tallest pylons in the United Kingdom and the second tallest in Europe - see LinkExternal link

The wooden building on the riverbank between the pylons is the base for Erith Yacht Club and the structure to the left of the left hand pylon is the Dartford Creek Barrier - LinkExternal link Rising up to the right is the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
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TQ5278, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5281 7806 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8515N 0:11.9527E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5186 7817
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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