St Saviour’s Dock Bridge open & working

Looking upstream to Butler’s Wharf

You can now expect to find the St Saviour’s Dock Bridge open during the day.

The bridge takes the Thames Path from Bermondsey Wall to Butler’s Wharf just downstream of Tower Bridge.

There has been four years of on and off closure with a two month diversion announced last autumn.

FM Conway, the infrastructure services company with ‘Going the Extra Mile’ slogan, worked with the London Borough of Southwark to deliver what the company described as ‘a complex refurbishment’.

The bridge first opened in 1995 but in recent years had only been open to riverside walkers as the crossing had ceased being able to swing open for craft to enter the dock.

After the overcoming of numerous problems the crossing will serve both pedestrians and those arriving by water.

The bridge was designed by local resident and architect Nicholas Lacey who also devised the nearby floating gardens.

View of the bridge with St Saviour’s Dock beyond

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