Gallery:Blackfriars Bridge

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Iron Arch Bridges > Blackfriars Bridge


 
This gallery has no child categories
Blackfriars Bridge
 
 
Blackfriars Bridge 1.jpg
A river view of Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge Cycle Lane (before) from bus - Coppermine - 609.JPG
Blackfriars Bridge Cycle Lane (before) from bus

A view taken from a bus at the stop. Note that since none of the three bus routes using the bridge turn left, all buses leaving the stop have to cross the cycle lane to reach the straight-on lane. A bus lane starts at about the halfway point of the bridge). It was this manoeuvre that caused several accidents including a fatality.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
Blackfriars Cycle Lane (after) taken from bus - Coppermine - 607.JPG
Blackfriars Cycle Lane (after) taken from bus

Taken from a bus at the stop, after the changes. The bus lane has gone, and the cycle lane now starts half way across the bridge. It's still impossible to reach it without crossing left-turning traffic though.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
Blackfriars Cycle lane (after) - Coppermine - 606.JPG
Blackfriars Cycle lane (after)

Taken from the central reservation again. More floral tributes in evidence. Note how the cycle lane has been widened at the expense of the former bus lane

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
Blackfriars bridges - Geograph - 268009.jpg
Blackfriars bridges
High tide on the Thames between the Blackfriars road (on the left) and rail bridges. Looking towards the north bank.
Blackfriars Bridge, London - Geograph - 1694727.jpg
Blackfriars Bridge, London
Blackfriars road bridge, as seen from a Thames pleasure boat. This view is from the east of the bridge.
The A3211 looking towards Blackfriars Bridge - Geograph - 967899.jpg
The A3211 looking towards Blackfriars Bridge
96. Blackfriars Station - Coppermine - 801.JPG
96. Blackfriars Station

The Longest lane is in the middle. Three lanes head towards the bridge, but the right hand one peels off to go down to the Embankment (where the bus is), whilst the left one becomes a bus lane.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
97. Blackfriars Bridge - Coppermine - 800.JPG
97. Blackfriars Bridge

Crossing the Thames for a second time - the first was on the M4, and was also from north bank to south bank! Unless we are doing this in a bus, we must use the right hand lane

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
98. Blackfriars Bridge South side - Coppermine - 799.JPG
98. Blackfriars Bridge South side

The Longest lane is the middle right (lane 3). The bus lane disappears, then two lanes go into four at the crossing ahead. The Longest Lane is the middle right. Beyond the crossing the lane markings disappear again. The end is in sight!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
Cycle superhighway, Blackfriars Bridge - Geograph - 5139646.jpg
Cycle superhighway, Blackfriars Bridge The north-south route has taken over the width of one vehicle lane on Blackfriars Bridge, which now sees more bicycles than motor vehicles in the morning rush hour. http://road.cc/content/news/191381-1200-cyclists-hour-using-new-cycle-superhighway

 

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Home - Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help