Deptford Creek Bridged

1066 Harold’s Way Walk 1

This report is taken from the South East Walker which features the new Deptford Creek swing bridge on the Thames Path that will lead over the creek into Greenwich and avoids Creek Road.

It will make life a little easier on Walk 1.

“From the Peter the Great Memorial, cross the Deptford Creek Swing Bridge into Deardnaught Walk that leads to Victoria Parade and continue past Wood Wharf that was once famous as recording studios for bands such as Mark Knopfler, Iron Maiden and Dire Straits but is now flats.

Walk towards Greenwich Pier and suddenly, without fanfare, you are in Greenwich, in the square dominated by the Cutty Sark, with views over the Thames and the end of this section.”

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South-East Walker No 90 June 2015

A new swing bridge taking the Thames Path over the mouth of Deptford Creek in south east London has opened and means that walkers at this point no longer need to detour away from the river via Creek Road.

The bridge was built by Galliard Homes as part of their New Capital Quay development on the site of Henry VIII’s original Tudor dockyard. The company has since handed over the bridge to the Royal Borough of Greenwich which is now responsible for its operation and upkeep. It was officially opened by Denise Hyland, the leader of the council.

Four electric motors allow the bridge to rotate 110 degrees in two minutes to allow larger vessels to enter or leave Deptford Creek, a process which takes about half an hour and operated by staff from the nearby Creek Road lifting bridge.

http://www.innerlondonramblers.org.uk/images/SouthEastWalker/SEW011_Jun_90.pdf

Another Report at:

http://blogs.greenwich.co.uk/river-watch/new-deptford-creek-swing-bridge-opens-to-the-public/

And Photographs at:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=deptford+creek+swing+bridge&qpvt=deptford+creek+swing+bridge&qpvt=deptford+creek+swing+bridge&FORM=IGRE

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