Lock and swing bridge, Broadwater Estate SE28 - Greenwich

The Royal Arsenal Canal was built 1812-14 to bring supplies into the arsenal. The swing bridge was built circa 1876 to carry railway tracks across the canal. Some work was carried out to the bridge in the early 1980s but since then the lock and bridge have both lain derelict. The Local Authority and Historic England are in discussions with the owner to secure the first phase of conservation and repair works which will include repointing of brick and stonework, patch repairs, and removal of rust and graffiti.

Lock and swing bridge, Broadwater Estate SE28 - Greenwich
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: LOCK AND SWING BRIDGE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1213695
  • Local Planning Authority: Greenwich
  • Site Type: Transport > Water transport site


  • Building Name: Lock and swing bridge
  • Street Name: Broadwater Estate
  • Postcode: SE28
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Greenwich
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Greenwich and Woolwich
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company