The Barking Road Bridge is a road bridge in East London. It carries the A13 and sliproads for the A1261 across the River Lea. There has been a bridge at this location since the 1930s, replacing the downstream Blue Bridge. It is also on the traditional county boundary between Middlesex and Essex.
The bridge is a major location on the East London road network, as it provides the highest quality route from the eastern section of the M25 through Essex to the City of London and the Docklands via the A13 and the Limehouse Link Tunnel immediately to the west of the bridge. Traffic from north Kent also travels this way via the Dartford Crossing, avoiding the congested Blackwall Tunnel and Woolwich Ferry. The A13 changes from urban street to high-quality dual carriageway to the east of the crossing. Consequently, there is frequent traffic congestion along the bridge, and is a regular feature on traffic reports, though the Limehouse Link Tunnel is usually mentioned as a better known location.