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Rolling Bridge

Paddington Basin North Wharf Road | Grand Union Canal, London W2 1LF, England
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Very cool design

Not worth a special trip but this is a very cool designed bridge that would be really special if it... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Grant B
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McKinney, Texas
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Easy to find from Paddington main line station, take exit 3 Grand Union Canal, turn right and... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Rambler81
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Every Friday, at midday, the Rolling Bridge uncurls itself to be a footbridge over an inlet on the Grand Union Canal, in the Paddington Basin, and then curls up into a ball giving no clues to its hidden abilities.
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Paddington Basin North Wharf Road | Grand Union Canal, London W2 1LF, England
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Not worth a special trip but this is a very cool designed bridge that would be really special if it rolled out more than a few times a week.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Easy to find from Paddington main line station, take exit 3 Grand Union Canal, turn right and follow the path alongside the buildings by the canal then either half way down or just before Tesco turn left and go over the bridge. The fan bridge...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I love seeking out slightly off the beaten track sights as I'm not a huge fan of crowds, and after reading about the Rolling Bridge I knew I had to see it. I planned a recent trip to London to coincide with it's weekly opening...More

2  Thank Jellybellydancer
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed as not much to see or anywhere nice to eat in the area. We were living in Windsor so it was quite a way to travel as really it was dull!!! Sorry

1  Thank crieffie
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The bridge is better viewed from afar from the bridge that leads into the st Mary's hospital. Nice artistic design

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If we were there when the bridge rolled it might have been more impressive, otherwise was glad we didn't walk far out of the way to see it. Only a few minutes from Paddington Station. So unimpressive that we didnt even take a picture. The...More

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The bridge was installed 12 years ago operated weekly at noon each Friday subject to wind conditions. The silent motion of movement from an unseen source is mystical. The bridge rises from one end and forms a perfect octagon and stands majestically on the canal...More

1  Thank DJLCW
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This unusual bridge is fine example of great design and skillful engineering. It consists of eight triangular sections which can be either curled, when not in use, or spread across the canal as a twelve meters long footbridge. It reminds me of the medieval drawbridges...More

3  Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the same man who designed the bowl for the London Olympics and is essential viewing for anyone interested in engineering. In addition it's right beside the Paddington Basin, which is a great venue and not far from...More

3  Thank LeeCary
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Went on a Friday nice and early in readiness. A man cleaning the canal in hi-vis told us the rolling bridge was broken and to go back next Tuesday, and a man in hi-vis closer to the lifting bridge told us that was also broken...More

1  Thank sally010
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