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Dartford Crossing
Location Map
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Entering the tunnel with the bridge in the background
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County
Essex • Kent
Forward Destination on
M25, A2, A13, A282
Next Primary Destinations
Bexleyheath • Canterbury • Channel Tunnel • Dagenham • Gatwick Airport • Stansted Airport • Tilbury
Other Nearby Destinations
Dartford • Grays
This article is about the primary destination.
For the tunnels, see Dartford Tunnel
.
For the bridge, see Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
For the town, see Dartford.

The Dartford Crossing is a primary destination and river crossing on the A282 (not the M25 as commonly believed), spanning the River Thames between Dartford in Kent and Thurrock in Essex. It is one of the most important river crossings in Britain, and indeed in Europe. The current crossing consists of two tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, a cable stayed bridge. It was built in stages between 1936 and 1991. A fourth crossing is an option to deal with growing traffic crossing the river here, with the other option being a crossing further downstream bypassing the Dartford area.

Routes

Route To Notes

M25

The NORTH, (M1, M11, M25), Stansted Airport

M25

The SOUTH, Gatwick Airport, Channel Tunnel (M20, M23)

A2

Bexleyheath, London

A2

Canterbury, Dover

A13

London (E & C), Barking, Docklands, Dagenham, Rainham

A13

Tilbury, Basildon, Grays, Thurrock (Lakeside), W Thurrock (A126)

A206

Crayford, Erith

A206

Bluewater, Greenhithe

A225

Crayford, Dartford

A296

Greenhithe, Bluewater

A1306

Purfleet (A1090)

A1306

S. Ockendon (B186), W. Thurrock (A126), Services, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Retail Parks

(A226)

Stone, Dartford

M16

Harlow (M11), Watford (M1)

A1090

Purfleet Station

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Dartford Crossing
JunctionsDarenth Interchange • Littlebrook Interchange • Mar Dyke Interchange • Princes Road Interchange • Purfleet Interchange
CrossingsDartford Tunnel • Lower Thames Crossing/Option A • Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
RoadsA1090 (Purfleet) • A13 • A1306 • A2 • A206 • A225 • A282 • A296 • B2228 • E15 • M13 • M16 • M25
Related Pictures
View gallery (21)
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Places in South East England
Major DestinationsBrighton • Canterbury • Channel Tunnel • Chichester • Dover • Guildford
Primary DestinationsAshford • Bognor Regis • Crawley • Dartford Crossing • Dorking • East Grinstead • Eastbourne • Farnham • Folkestone • Gatwick Airport • Hastings • Horsham • Lewes • Maidstone • Margate • Newhaven • Ramsgate • Reigate • Sevenoaks • Sheerness • Staines • Thamesport • Tunbridge Wells • Uckfield • Worthing
Other PlacesBexhill • Brenzett • Chatham • Dartford • Esher • Ewell • Faversham • Gillingham • Gravesend • Hindhead • Hove • Hythe • Leatherhead • Littlehampton • Midhurst • Redhill • Rochester • Rye • Sandwich • Sittingbourne • Swanley • Tenterden • Tonbridge • Weybridge • Woking
Places in the East of England
Major CitiesCambridge • Felixstowe • Ipswich • Norwich • Peterborough
Primary DestinationsBasildon • Beccles • Bedford • Bishops Stortford • Bury St Edmunds • Chelmsford • Clacton • Colchester • Cromer • Dartford Crossing • Diss • Downham Market • Dunstable • Ely • Great Yarmouth • Harlow • Harwich • Hemel Hempstead • Hertford • Huntingdon • King's Lynn • Lowestoft • Luton • Luton Airport • Newmarket • Port of Tilbury • Southend • St Albans • Stansted Airport • Stevenage • Sudbury • Swaffham • Thetford • Watford • Wisbech
Other PlacesBaldock • Braintree • Brentwood • Bungay • Cheshunt • Dereham • Fakenham • Grays • Hatfield • Haverhill • Hitchin • Leighton Buzzard • Letchworth • Maldon • Maplin Airport • Marks Tey • Potters Bar • Puckeridge • Rickmansworth • Royston • Saffron Walden • St Neots • Tilbury • Tring • Welwyn Garden City