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Thames Bridges Heights

Thames Bridge Clearances

 

Individual Arch Clearance Heights in metres above MHWS

Main Navigational Arch Clearance Heights in metres above

BRIDGE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

CHART DATUM

MHWN

MLWN

MLWS

HAT (prov)

Snapper

2.7*

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.4

4.0

5.4

5.4

2.3

Richmond

3.5*

4.4*

5.3*

4.3*

3.0*

 

 

7.9

6.5

7.9

7.9

4.8

Richmond Rail

5.3*

5.4*

5.3*

 

 

 

 

8.0

6.6

8.0

8.0

4.9

Twickenham

5.7*

5.9*

5.6*

 

 

 

 

8.5

7.1

8.5

8.5

5.4

Richmond Footbridge, Lock & Weir

 

5.5

5.4

5.4

5.1

 

 

10.4

6.7

10.4

10.4

5.0

Lots Ait Footbridge

3.7

           

9.1

4.9

8.9

9.0

3.2

Kew

4.3

5.2

4.2

 

 

 

 

10.5

6.4

10.4

10.5

4.7

Kew Rail

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.5

5.5

 

 

10.9

6.7

10.6

10.5

4.7

Chiswick

6.4

6.6

6.4

 

 

 

 

12.0

7.8

11.9

12.0

6.1

Barnes Rail

5.4

5.4

5.3

 

 

 

 

10.9

6.6

10.7

10.9

4.9

Hammersmith (South)

2.4

3.6

2.5

 

 

 

 

9.3

4.7

9.0

9.3

3.1

Putney

3.4

4.4

5.3

4.4

3.5

 

 

11.2

6.4

10.8

11.1

4.8

Fulham Railway

6.3

6.5

6.8

7.1

7.3

 

 

12.8

8.0

12.3

12.7

6.3

Wandsworth

3.1

5.8

3.1

 

 

 

 

11.9

7.0

11.4

11.8

5.3

Battersea Rail

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

 

 

12.1

7.1

11.5

11.9

5.5

Battersea

2.5

4.0

5.6

3.9

2.5

 

 

11.8

6.7

11.2

11.7

5.0

Albert

4.3

5.4

5.3

4.2

 

 

 

11.6

6.5

11.0

11.5

4.5

Chelsea

6.3

6.6

6.3

 

 

 

 

13.0

7.8

12.3

12.8

6.1

Victoria Rail

6.0

6.1

6.0

6.0

 

 

 

12.4

7.2

11.7

12.2

5.5

Vauxhall

3.9

5.1

5.7

5.1

3.9

 

 

12.2

6.9

11.4

12.0

5.2

Lambeth

3.2

5.2

6.4

5.2

3.4

 

 

13.1

7.6

12.2

12.8

5.9

Westminister

4.2

4.8

5.2

5.4

5.2

4.8

4.2

12.2

6.5

11.1

11.8

4.8

Charing Cross Rail

6.9

7.0

7.0

6.9

6.9

 

 

13.6

8.0

12.6

13.2

6.4

Waterloo

6.2

8.5

8.6

8.6

6.1

 

 

15.4

9.8

14.3

15.0

8.1

Blackfriars

 

6.1

7.0

5.9

4.5

 

 

13.9

8.1

12.7

13.5

6.5

Blackfriars Rail

 

7.3

7.3

7.4

7.3

 

 

14.2

8.5

13.0

13.8

6.8

Millennium Foot

8.6

8.9

6.4

 

 

 

 

15.8

10.1

14.7

15.5

8.4

Southwark

5.6

6.5

7.2

6.6

5.6

 

 

14.1

8.3

12.9

13.7

6.7

Cannon Street Rail

6.8

7.0

7.2

7.0

6.8

 

 

14.2

8.4

13.0

13.8

6.7

London Bridge

6.6

8.7

6.7

 

 

 

 

15.8

9.9

14.5

15.4

8.2

Tower

6.8

8.5

6.8

 

 

 

 

15.6

9.7

14.3

15.2

8.0

QE2

 

54.1

 

 

 

 

 

60.7

55.2

59.3

60.2

53.4

London Cable Car

60.4**

           

67.6

66.3

61.8

60.8

59.8

Clearance Heights identified in BOLD refer to the main navigational arch.

* Refers to headway above maintained water level.
** Refers to minimum clearance to bottom of cable car gondolas, when loaded and at the bottom of the catenary.

Arches are numbered from the north shore to south shore.

Further information on all the bridges can be found in the PLA "Mariners' Guide to Bridges on the Tidal Thames".

Headway Boards

Headway boards are provided at Hammersmith. Click here for details.

Bow Creek Bridge Clearances

Minimum Headway of NAVIGABLE ARCH in METRES above:

BRIDGE

CHART DATUM

MHWS

MHWN

MLWN

MLWS

Lower Lea Crossing

16.5

9.4

10.6

15.1

16.0

Docklands Light Railway

16.2

9.1

10.3

14.8

15.7

Canning Town Old Railway

12.1

5

6.2

10.7

11.6

Dock Road Foot

13.3

6.2

7.4

11.9

12.8

Canning Town Road

12.3

5.2

6.4

10.9

11.8

Barge Dock Foot

16.8

9.7

10.9

15.4

16.3

Ailsa Wharf

12.5

5.4

6.6

11.1

12.0

Twelve Trees Road

12.1

5

6.2

10.7

11.6

Bow Locks Foot

12.2

5.1

6.3

10.8

11.7

District Line Rail

10.3

3.2

4.4

8.9

9.8

Hammersmith & City Rail

10.3

3.2

4.4

8.9

9.8

Channelsea Island Foot

10.4

3.3

4.5

9.0

9.9