Plaque: 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.