Cody Dock’s new rolling bridge has rolled into the dock and has been installed!

Testing has been completed and all that is left to do is the fitting of the hand operated winches, the landscaping each side of the bridge and the hand rails. We’re so proud of the latest addition to Cody Dock – it’s the only bridge like it in the world!

MP Stephen Timms and Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz joined us and many of the bridge’s designers, makers and donors for a behind the scenes test roll on the 28th of May to mark the completion of our Green Recovery Challenge Fund project.

Reporter John Massey covered the big day for local paper Wharf Life:

We will be formally opening the bridge to coincide with the completion of our visitors centre and washblock towards the end of the summer. In the meantime here are some more pictures from the testing of the bridge:

About the Cody Dock Rolling Bridge:

Designed by Tom Randall-Page with engineering support from Price & Myers and fabrication by Cake Industries this contemporary bridge design is an architectural first that provides an exciting new twist on a moving bridge whilst celebrating the area’s rich historical links with Edwardian industrial design & local iron production.

This project provided a unique opportunity for people to play an active role in the regeneration of Cody Dock and reactivation of the Lea River. Every funding donor has had their name cast in metal to provide a lasting record of their connection with this chapter in Cody Dock’s history.

Why it’s a great idea:

  • The project not only reactivates a currently underused community asset (Lea River Park & Cody Wilds) but it also puts Cody Dock and the surrounding a waterways oasis with its currently under-celebrated heritage and ecology firmly on London’s map.
  • The regeneration of Cody Dock has always been about mass participation and engagement with communities, this project enables all our supporters to beimmortalised within a contemporary piece of industrial architecture/functional sculpture that will endure for generations to come.

A huge thank you to all our community supporters and funders:

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