Why are there no bridges in East London?

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ChromaFox
ChromaFox

The Millennium Bridge didn't actually struggle to take the weight, they just accidentally didn't take into account the resonance effect of hundreds of pedestrians walking in step, the small vibrations of the bridge would produce a slight sway which made people start to step in time with the sway and that added to the effect.

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Carlos pf
Carlos pf

I was surprised you talked about Valencia at the end. The old river, now turned into a massive urban park, is so useful for the citizens I can't even explain in a message. But it always comes with a cost. A big new concrete river was needed to build at the outskirts of the city implying at the time a major environmental impact. Also, at the end, the new-built river is becoming a new barrier at the south of the city

M O
M O

As a South East Londoner all of my life i massively appreciate the attention given to the lack of crossings, It's absolutely absurd. Silvertown tunnel having no cycle/pedestrian access is asinine when you consider how desperate Khan is to reduce emissions. All you have left are two shady tunnels with unreliable lift service and a Ferry that is equally unreliable due to strikes and the congestion buildup to get there.

G N
G N

I'm a geography teacher and this is just a brilliant and fun approach to geographic thinking and problem solving. You are an amazing teacher!!

Merrill
Merrill

As a rural Australian, it's quite the uncanny experience to have 2 Aussie cities list as examples for public transport. Not just listed but the first 2 too

Merletastic
Merletastic

I've never been to London or even the island upon which it sits, but darn, these videos are just fascinating!

Ahmed Noor
Ahmed Noor

Oh I wish all documentaries were this exciting, I'd get an A* in History if you were my history teacher. Brilliant videos.

Me
Me

these videos are so well put together and equally hilarious. you can really tell how much effort is put into these. The writing and timing are just so good, you can clip any part of this video and have at least ten good jokes and clever puns packed into every sentence pretty organically.

Sir Amic Varze
Sir Amic Varze

This brought back painful memories of being an East Londoner who was going to university in South London and having to take an awkward DLR route just to cross that blasted river.

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Jackcrest
Jackcrest

There are 3 reasons for there being no bridges beyond Tower bridge apart from the new M25 bridge. 1. the ground is terrible for foundations. its marsh land (so expensive to construct). 2. the river Thames gets progressively wider the further you go east, (so expensive to construct). 3. There was no economic reason to build an expensive bridge over the Thames east of tower bridge because that region was/is poor historically.

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Between the Dimensions
Between the Dimensions

Jay and Tom Scott are a great example of how two people from the same place can talk about essentially the same topics (Infrastructure) yet still be very unique.

GuemSCarlos
GuemSCarlos

As someone from Valencia, having the riverbed turn into a park was such a good idea. Now we have a large green area, great for exercising and generally hanging out in. Also the fact that is in the riverbed makes the park very resilient to the noise from the city, even when sorrounded with heavy traffic.

Michael Maiman
Michael Maiman

I moved to London about 2 years ago. Around 95% of my London knowledge comes from these videos. When I point out borough oddities or tell people about the history of the bridge we are crossing I always tell them who to blame.

Andrew Victor
Andrew Victor

The reason the Romans built a bridge where they did is that it was the furthest point up river that a vessel could readily get on the incoming tide. The area immediately downstream of the bridge was through much of history a flattish bank where ships could be beached and unloaded before floating off and going downstream on a rising tide. London Bridge was therefore as far downstream as one could build a bridge without impeding trade.

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Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un

In our capital we have a grand total of seven bridges crossing the Taedong, yup even east Pyongyang gets one. While London was all about trade, historically Pyongyang and the rest of Korea (then Kingdom of Joseon) was isolated. Americans tried to do the same thing they did to Japan to us in 1866 in what was called the General Sherman incident. We successfully destroyed their ship, but Japan forced us open.

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ulazygit
ulazygit

I actually watched the ad at the end too … unlike most content providers where I fast forward or leave early!

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Marcela Garcia
Marcela Garcia

Great videos! I have a question: why did Tower Bridge need to open up for ships to go through if those ships had already passed under all the previous (upstream) bridges? How did ships pass under the bridges west of Tower Bridge?

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TimeBucks
TimeBucks

Looking forward to part 4

John Smith
John Smith

As someone who was used to travelling from Dartford to East London and the North for a number of years, I can tell you there's no less enjoyable experience acknowledging the fact that that the only bridge they did build (Under er' majesties moniker) was a toll based bridge. Geographical considerations aside, perhaps now that trendies with money to spend who have now began to populate East London. Just look at skyscraper Stratford City, was a huge industrial landscape left to sink into decline and now owned largely by Qatar after Boris sold off the 'Olympic Legacy' habitable site to Qatar - at a loss - during the height of the property boom. Now that this new money corporate 'Hubs' are now there, it might be an incentive to connect the East End over the Thames for the London City Corporation - because let's face it, the East End was never a group of people worth considering for them since it happily watched it's decline whilst waiting for the right 'Re-development' packages

Nächster

Tower Bridge could have looked very different

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