The swing bridge connects two footpaths across the inlet entrance to Limekiln dock on the River Thames and completes the cycle link along the riverside at Limehouse. Finished in 1996, the bridge was designed by YRM and Anthony Hunt Associates and built by Littlehampton Welding.
To respect dockside mooring rights it had to be an opening bridge. This was achieved by using a large counterweight slung off the back of the mast which supports the rest of the structure with cables. Driven by concealed motors, the whole bridge can pivot and swing open to allow the passage of boats.
The asymmetrical cable-stay bridge spans 34 metres and is made of steel.