|Location Map ( geo)|
|Entering the tunnel with the bridge in the background|
|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|
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.
|The NORTH, (M1, M11, M25), Stansted Airport|
|The SOUTH, Gatwick Airport, Channel Tunnel (M20, M23)|
|London (E & C), Barking, Docklands, Dagenham, Rainham|
|Tilbury, Basildon, Grays, Thurrock (Lakeside), W Thurrock (A126)|
|S. Ockendon (B186), W. Thurrock (A126), Services, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Retail Parks|
|Harlow (M11), Watford (M1)|
- HA site
- Statistics About The Dartford Bridge
- More info about the special buses
- A Londonist article about the special buses.
- A you Tube video of the Dartford Bridge
- The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2020 - The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) Order 2013 (“the 2013 Order”) introduced the current charging scheme in respect of the roads carried by the Dartford Crossing. The 2013 Order, by virtue of article 1(2), was to cease to have effect at the end of the period of seven years from 1st October 2013. Article 3 of this Order removes that provision and, instead, provides that the 2013 Order will remain in force indefinitely.