Campaign success as Deptford Creek Bridge finally opens

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Deptford Creek Bridge was opened this morning by the Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Denise Hyland. The swing bridge, which links up the Thames Path between Deptford and Greenwich, is the result of a long campaign by Greenwich Cyclists and others.

The opening of the bridge will mean cyclists and pedestrians can follow a pleasant route along the Thames. Previously, walkers and cyclists had to take a lengthy detour along the busy Creek Rd (A200), as shown in this Google satellite image from last year:

Deptford pre bridge

But now, people will be able to enjoy a pleasant route without the need for the unpleasant diversion onto the main road, as shown on the Open Street Map below. 

Open Street Map

The bridge - the first of its design in the capital - will swings open like a door to make way for boats, with the help of four electric motors that can rotate it 110 degrees in under two minutes. These pictures from Southwark Cyclists, taken last year,Deptford Creek Bridge show the bridge in action.  

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