TQ5676 : Queen Elizabeth II Bridge - northern piers from upstream

taken 4 years ago, near to Dartford Crossing, Thurrock, Great Britain

Queen Elizabeth II Bridge - northern piers from upstream
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge - northern piers from upstream
The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (here seen in evening light from PS Waverley, returning to Tower Pier from an excursion to Southend and Gravesend) was opened in 1991 by Her Majesty and at the time was the longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe and among the four longest in the world; the main span is 1,463 ft (450m) and the total length 9,237 ft (2.87km, 1 miles) and the roadway rises 211 ft (65m) above high water springs. It supplements the earlier Dartford Tunnel to link Junctions 1a and 31 of the M25 London orbital motorway, though the route over the bridge and through the tunnel (A282) is technically not part of the motorway.

Construction of the bridge began in 1988 and the consulting engineers were Sir William Halcrow & Partners. They were also involved in the Channel Tunnel rail link of 2003 (HS1) which passes under the river here, emerging on a viaduct beneath the northern approach to the bridge but above the approach to the road tunnel.
River Thames

The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain, and the longest entirely within England. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link

A282 Road

The A282 is a 4.5 mile long road that includes the Dartford Crossing across the River Thames between Essex and Kent. It forms part of the London Orbital connecting junctions 2 and 31 of the M25.
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Queen Elizabeth II bridge :: TQ5776

The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is a 137m high and 812m long cable-stayed road bridge across the River Thames, part of the Dartford Crossing on the A282 (M25 motorway link). It was opened in 1991 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Estuary, Marine 
Road (from Tags)
A282 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5698 7637 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.8720N 0:15.5079E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5617 7688
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Dartford Crossing  Cable-Stayed Bridge  Toll Bridge 

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