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Memorial

Swing bridge Lock keeper and hydraulic sluice

Plaque: Swing bridge

Inscription

Swing Bridge
Like all the equipment around the dock, this footbridge was opened and closed by high pressure water acting through pistons in the cylinders you can see in the pits. The water came from a pump house nearby.

There is another copy of this plaque on the other side of the bridge.

Site: Lock keeper and hydraulic sluice (4 memorials)

SE16, Princes Court

None of these four plaques are visible in our photo (and still this was the best position form which to take the photo!) all being hidden by the building. The Office plaque is on the right side of the building. The Sluice plaque is on the railings to the right. The Bridge plaque is on the railings closest to the bridge. The Engine plaque is inside the pit behind the building.

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Swing bridge

Information Subjects commemorated

Surrey Docks

The south bank of the Thames used to be in Surrey, now in Southwark. The firs...

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Swing bridge

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London Docklands Development Corporation

We did not initially recognise this logo, on at least 8 plaques in the Surrey...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Swing bridge

Information Also at this site

Hydraulic lock gate engine

Hydraulic Lock Gate Engine This machinery was installed in 1902, at the time ...

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Hydraulic sluice

Hydraulic Sluice The sluice gate inside this pit was raised and lowered using...

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Lock Keepers Office

Lock Keepers Office The crews of men who worked ships in and out of Greenland...

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