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Cody Dock Rolling Bridge - How we Made that
Thursday 29 June 2023
17.00 - 19.00
Cody Dock Bridge. Photography– Jim Stevenson
Kindly hosted by
Gasworks Dock Partnership,
Cody Dock,
London E16 4TL
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Cody Dock is an oasis of nature which connects the former docklands, the river Lea and the new developments in East London.

Cody Dock Rolling Bridge is a delightful example of an idea which serendipitously found its home. A new way of opening a bridge based on a chance viewing of a bicycle with square wheels.

Here is an opportunity to hear from the team who designed, built and made a home for the bridge - Simon Myers Gasworks Dock Partnership, Tom Randall-Page architect, Price and Myers engineers and Cake Industries fabricators .

Join us for refreshments and a demonstration of the opening and closing of the bridge along with presentations of some truly dazzling thinking, calculating and fabricating which brought this all to fruition.

There will also be an opportunity to view other structures on the site including, most recently, The Growing Space by The University of Westminster and Webb Yates Engineers.

Cody Dock is ten minutes walk from Star Lane DLR Station which is 1 stop from Canning Town and Jubilee Line connections or 4 stops along the line from Stratford. You approach the Dock through an industrial estate where nature has been allowed to encroach at unprecedented levels.