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Delay for South Quay footbridge at Canary Wharf

A new footbridge to end congestion for thousands of Canary Wharf residents and commuters has been delayed. Plans for the South Quay bridge at Millwall Docks to cope with the rapidly-growing Isle of Dogs population were finalised in 2018 by Tower Hamlets Council with £7m from London Councils to begin construction. The proposed 80ft long pedestrian footway would replace the old, narrow footbridge linking the residential South Quay neighbourhood to Canary Wharf over Millwall’s South Dock. The council wants South Quay Plaza linked to Bank Street on the north side of the dock. But delays have been caused by where a footbridge would be sited. The  original suggestion would block dock moorings.  The bridge is now expected to open in 2022, the council’s website says. A town hall spokesperson said: “The footbridge scheme is gaining momentum and we're getting closer to this project to support development of the area. The timelines are only guides and subject to change".  

East London Advertiser (29/10/2021)  

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