Thames Gateway Crossing
|Thames Gateway Crossing|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Approximate location of the route|
|Essex • Kent|
|Transport for London|
|Crossings related to the A406|
|Lea Valley Viaduct|
The Thames Gateway Crossing, previously called the East London River Crossing is a proposed crossing of the Thames at Gallions Reach. The A2012 number was reserved for it in April 2004.
Originally proposed as a tunnel on the 'C ring', it became part of Ringway 2 plans. The new development at Thamesmead in the 1970s meant that the crossing was kept on the agenda, but there were lots of opposition to getting it built in the 80s and 90s, due to the route of the road southward to the A2 at Falconwood.
More recently, designs for a bridge were made, only to be shelved. These would have ended on the A2016 in Thamesmead, rather than carrying on further. Recently, plans for a ferry to be built in the next few years, to be upgraded to a fixed crossing at some later date have been proposed.
- The A406 London North Circular Trunk Road (East London River Crossing (A13 to A2) No. 2 Bridge) Order 1991 - This is a link to the original 1991 legislation for the East London River Crossing, containing specifications for the bridge.
- The A406 London North Circular Trunk Road (East London River Crossing (A13 to A2)) Orders 1988 and 1991, Revocation Order 1997 - Revocation of the 1991 instrument