TQ4080 : Royal Victoria Dock Bridge

taken 5 months ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
The bridge was completed in 1998, and provides a link across the dock between the ExCel London Exhibition Centre on the north side and the Britannia Village development on the south side.

The Wikipedia article about the bridge states "The bridge takes the form of an inverted Fink Truss, with six masts rising above the deck at 25.5 metres (or 84 feet) centres, varying in height from almost 30 metres (or about 100 feet) at each end to just 10.6 metres (or about 35 feet) 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 metres (or about 50 feet) 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."

Its total length is said to be about 127 metres, which approximates to the distance between the two outer masts.

The 3 pairs of preserved and Grade II listed 1962 DD2 model Stothert & Pitt cranes on the north side of the dock are visible in the photograph.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4072 8053 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3713N 0:1.5727E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4084 8045
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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