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Friends Bridge


(Whitby Bird)

Details

Ownership

(Lea Valley Regional Park)

Date or period

c.1990

Current Designation

None

Architectural Merit

HIgh


Friends Bridge

photo.JPG1990s

'The Friends' was a noted fishing spot on a bend in the river, long since straightened. The fishery was associated with the Horse and Groom public house near Lea Bridge and was noted for an abundance salmon, trout, eels, pike and carp.

Some maps name this No Mans Friend.

The new bridge was designed by engineers Whitby & Bird working with the Art of Change, with funding from the Government Office for London, London Borough of Hackney, Lea Valley Regional Park, Groundwork Hackney and others.

The bridge under construction (Freeform Arts Trust)

Bridge nearing completion ( Freeform Arts Trust)


References

The Angler's Guide,Thomas Frederick Salter, 1815

London Cycling Campaign in Hackney

Lee and Stort

leabridge.org.uk December 2012
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