The River Lea divides at Three Mills as the navigation with the towpath goes into the man-made Limehouse Cut leaving the natural tidal river to wind down to the Thames as Bow Creek.
Later this month it will be possible to join this dramatic tidal stretch without having to take a diversion along the very noisy A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach road.
A ramp up from the towpath to Twelvetrees Bridge is now in place and railings are being fitted.
Also, steps are being made from the bridge’s east end down to the existing riverside path to Cody Dock on the tidal river.
This is a huge improvement. The link has been planned for at least 15 years and should have been in place four years ago. This is the third design. Look at this blog for more news mid September.