Monday, 19 September 2011

Islands in the Thames Pt 2 - Teddington Island...

The north tip of Teddington Island, from Teddington
The south tip of Teddington Island, from Teddington
Teddington Island steps
Teddington Island bike ramp

Teddington Island Lock is an impressive feat of engineering. It's composed of three locks and a long, curved weir. The whole complex cascades from one side of the Thames to the other. A wooded, centre island links the lock to the weir as well as supporting the busy Teddington Lock footbridge. An elaborate stilted ramp allows the passage of cyclists. A short track below runs the length of the island to locked gates at either end. Anglers cast from the shore.

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