Poplar Reach Bridge

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) and London Borough of Newham (LBN) are working in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) on the construction of a new river bridge connecting Leven Road in Poplar with Cody Dock in Newham. The Poplar Reach Bridge was originally envisaged as part of the 2010 "Fatwalk" (include link to Lea River Park website) since renamed the Leaway Walk - which was a series of interventions to complete the Leaway with the ultimate objective of providing a continuous pedestrian and cycle route from the Thames to the Queen Elizabeth Park and Beyond. The new bridge is within a five minute walk of:

  • Existing residential communities at Abbott Road, Leven Road and Aberfeldy
  • New homes at Leven Road, Poplar Bus Depot, Leven Wharf, Islay Wharf and Blackwall Trading Estate

Construction is anticipated to commence in late 2023 and the bridge is expected to be open for public use in 2025. Led by the Tower Hamlets Regeneration Team, this new river bridge will provide surrounding communities with access to the Leaway and a route to jobs and social and transport infrastructure, including Star Lane DLR, Bromley By Bow and Canning Town. The bridge will land in the new one hectare open green space Poplar Park at the proposed Leven Road development, providing residents of new Leaside developments with access to social, employment and community in surrounding regeneration sites at Leven Road and Aberfeldy.


London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) and London Borough of Newham (LBN) are working in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) on the construction of a new river bridge connecting Leven Road in Poplar with Cody Dock in Newham. The Poplar Reach Bridge was originally envisaged as part of the 2010 "Fatwalk" (include link to Lea River Park website) since renamed the Leaway Walk - which was a series of interventions to complete the Leaway with the ultimate objective of providing a continuous pedestrian and cycle route from the Thames to the Queen Elizabeth Park and Beyond. The new bridge is within a five minute walk of:

  • Existing residential communities at Abbott Road, Leven Road and Aberfeldy
  • New homes at Leven Road, Poplar Bus Depot, Leven Wharf, Islay Wharf and Blackwall Trading Estate

Construction is anticipated to commence in late 2023 and the bridge is expected to be open for public use in 2025. Led by the Tower Hamlets Regeneration Team, this new river bridge will provide surrounding communities with access to the Leaway and a route to jobs and social and transport infrastructure, including Star Lane DLR, Bromley By Bow and Canning Town. The bridge will land in the new one hectare open green space Poplar Park at the proposed Leven Road development, providing residents of new Leaside developments with access to social, employment and community in surrounding regeneration sites at Leven Road and Aberfeldy.


Page last updated: 01 Mar 2022, 10:14 AM