Royal Victoria Dock and Bridge, London

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The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge is a signature high-level footbridge crossing the Royal Victoria Dock in the Docklands area of east London designed by London-based architects and designers Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The bridge provides a direct link from Eastern Quay and Britannia Village, a residential development to the south of the dock, to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre and Custom House station, both situated to the north of the dock.The bridge takes the form of an inverted Fink Truss, with six masts rising above the deck at 25.5m centres, varying in height from almost 30m at each end to just 10.6m 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 15m 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.The bridge was completed in 1998, at a cost of £5 million. A second construction stage envisaged in the bridge's design involves the addition of a glass passenger cabin travelling on a rail of the underside of the deck to make this a transporter bridge.
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  • I recently stayed down by the dock for three days after visiting briefly last summer. The area is very nice and there's a few hotels, restaurants and two supermarkets all within close reach of Excel, ...  more »
  • If you are staying nearby go swimming in the docks...But summer is best...there is an official swim club anyone can join...  more »
  • Generally cheaper hotels in this area than central London but a nice area to stay in with lots of food & drink, local attractions and easy transport to central London. I wouldn't call the bridge itsel...  more »
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  • Lift never works, but amazing views if you can climb the steps!
  • Some of the best views of London from the bridge great for photos
  • Excellent view on the bridge, lifts are not always working.
  • Lovely footbridge with a beautiful view to Canary Wharf and the London City Airport.
  • Great view of LCY airport
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