TQ3680 : Footbridge over Limehouse Cut

taken 11 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Footbridge over Limehouse Cut
Footbridge over Limehouse Cut
Should you decide to walk along the towpath of Limehouse Cut, starting from Limehouse Basin, you will first pass under two footbridges, of which this is the second. It lies at an interesting point, for as can be seen, Limehouse Cut has a bend in it here: until 1962, just beyond the footbridge, the Cut continued to the right, down a lock into the Thames. But in that year, the new link to Limehouse Basin (previously known as Regents Canal dock) was made and the exit to the Thames filled in. After that, boats for the Thames had to go via Limehouse Basin. Interestingly in Victorian times, Limehouse Cut had been linked to Regents Canal Dock, by a cut almost exactly where the 1962 cut was made! The link was thus filled in around 1862, and effectively re-opened 100 years later.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 4 September, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 366 809 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6314N 0:1.9783W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 365 809
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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