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Address: Paddington Basin
County: London
Country: England
OS Grid Ref: TQ260810
     Nicholsons Guide to the Waterways
     Volume 1, page 25 © 2003 Collins
Type: Retractable
Built: 2004
Construction: steel, glass
Power: Electric
Use: Pedestrian
Customer: Paddington Development Corporation
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Helix Bridge-a
Helix Bridge-a
Construction Partners:
Designer: Marcus Taylor
Contractor: A.K. Heavy Engineering
Consulting engineer: Buro Happold Mace
Build Information: design - Marcus Taylor; contractors; A.K. Heavy Engineering; Consulting engineers - Buro Happold Mace
Technical Information:
Visited by: Stewart Marchant, July 2005
Present Condition: Good -operational
General notes:
The bridge failed in 2012 and was found to be irrepairable. Following a design competition it was replaced by a lift bridge in the style of a fan.

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