Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A new bridge for London?

I was stopped on my way home from work today by a pleasant young lady from Sustrans who was telling my all about a new pedestrian / cycle bridge that they are hoping to build between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe.

I think this will be excellent. There are lots of people who work in Canary Wharf and live in Canada Water. Even though it is a stones throw across the Thames they have no other option but to get the Jubilee line.

Most evenings I miss the lifts in the Greenwich foot tunnel and have to walk up and down the stairs. With the bridge I could cycle home avoiding the stairs or a detour via Tower Bridge.

Apparently it was supposed to be an Olympic legacy project completed by 2012, although the young lady from Sustrans told me that it probably won't be finished until 2013.


  1. It would make sense to build a bridge there. Just wondering about the practicalities seeing that bit of the river still allows big ships. Would it have to be quite a high bridge?

  2. I think the photo is an "artists impression". I was told the bridge would be high enough to allow through ships.

  3. It would be great if they were to build the bridge. I have seen some pictures of what the bridge would look like and it would lift up, so ships can get through

  4. "Young lady" - how old are you? Are you letting your dad do a guest post?