River Thames (tidal section)

The River Thames (tidal section) is a tidal river and is part of the River Thames. It runs for 27 miles and 1¾ furlongs through 1 lock from Teddington Lock Weir Exit (where it joins the River Thames (below Oxford)) to Thames Flood Barrier (where it joins the River Thames (tidal section below the flood barrier)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 250 feet long and 26 feet and 7 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) at Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction; with the Lee and Stort Navigation (Bow Creek) at Bow Creek Junction and with the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) at Limehouse Basin Entrance.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Port of London Authority

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Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir.
Entrance to Outdoor Education Centre
Thames Young Mariners Outdoor Education Centre
3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Swan Island (Richmond upon Thames) 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Eel Pie Island 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hammerton's Ferry 1 mile and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Glover's Island 2 miles 0 locks
Richmond Bridge (River Thames) 2 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Corporation Island 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Flowerpot Islands 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Richmond Railway Bridge 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Twickenham Bridge 3 miles 0 locks
Richmond Lock and Footbridge
For 2 hours each side of high tide the weirs are lifted. At other times the lock must be used.
3 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Isleworth Ait 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Isleworth Wharf and London Apprentice PH 3 miles and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Brentford Dock Marina 5 miles 1 lock
Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction
Junction of Grand Union Canal (Main Line) and the River Thames
5 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Lot's Ait 5 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Brentford Ait 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
Kew Bridge 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Oliver's Island 6 miles 1 lock
Kew Railway Bridge 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Chiswick Bridge 6 miles and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Barnes Railway Bridge
It can also be crossed on foot, and is one of only three bridges in London to combine pedestrian and rail use.
7 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Chiswick Eyot 8 miles and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Hammersmith Bridge 9 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Thames - Beverley Brook Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the Beverley Brook
10 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Putney Bridge 11 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
Fulham Railway Bridge
The bridge can also be crossed on foot, on the downstream (east) side.
11 miles and 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
Thames - Wandle Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the River Wandle
12 miles and ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Wandsworth Bridge 12 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Battersea Railway Bridge 13 miles and ½ furlongs 1 lock
Chelsea Harbour 13 miles and 1¼ furlongs 1 lock
Thames - Counter's Creek Junction
Junction of the River Thames and Counter's Creek (Kensington Canal)
13 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Battersea Road Bridge 13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Albert Bridge 13 miles and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Chelsea Bridge 14 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Grosvenor Canal Entrance 14 miles and 6 furlongs 1 lock
Grosvenor Bridge 14 miles and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Battersea Power Station 14 miles and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Vauxhall Bridge 15 miles and 6¼ furlongs 1 lock
Lambeth Bridge 16 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
The Houses of Parliament 16 miles and 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Westminster Bridge 16 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
London Eye 16 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Hungerford Bridge
Flanked by two cable-stayed, pedestrian bridges which are properly named the Golden Jubilee Bridges.
17 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Waterloo Bridge 17 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Blackfriars Road Bridge 17 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Blackfriars Railway Bridge 17 miles and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Millennium Bridge 18 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Southwark Bridge 18 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Cannon Street Railway Bridge 18 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
London Bridge 18 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
HMS Belfast 18 miles and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Tower of London 19 miles and 1¼ furlongs 1 lock
Tower Bridge
140 foot headroom when open
19 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
St Katharine Docks 19 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Thames - Neckinger Junction
St Saviour's Dock, junction of the River Thames and the River Neckinger
19 miles and 4½ furlongs 1 lock
Wapping Old Stairs 20 miles and ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Canada and Surrey Water
Canada Water is a freshwater lake and wildlife refuge linked to Surrey Water via an ornamental canal, Albion Channel
20 miles and 4½ furlongs 1 lock
Shadwell Basin
The most significant body of water surviving from the historical London Docks - No Access
20 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Limehouse Basin Entrance
Entrance to the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal)
21 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Old Limehouse Cut Entrance
Disused and partly infilled
21 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Canary Wharf – Rotherhithe Ferry 21 miles and 4½ furlongs 1 lock
West India Dock Entrance 21 miles and 5¼ furlongs 1 lock
Greenland Dock 22 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
South Dock Marina 22 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Thames - Ravensbourne Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the River Ravensbourne
23 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Greenwich Pier and Foot Tunnel
Cutty Sark and Greenwich Naval College
23 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
South West India Dock Entrance 24 miles and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Blackwall Basin 25 miles and ½ furlongs 1 lock
East India Dock 25 miles and 3½ furlongs 1 lock
Bow Creek Junction
Junction of the River Thames and River Lee - Bow Creek
25 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Thames Flood Barrier 27 miles and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about River Thames

The River Thames (/tɛmz/ TEMZ) is a river that flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. While it is best known for flowing through London, the river also flows alongside other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.

The river gives its name to three informal areas: the Thames Valley, a region of England around the river between Oxford and west London; the Thames Gateway; and the greatly overlapping Thames Estuary around the tidal Thames to the east of London and including the waterway itself. Thames Valley Police is a formal body that takes its name from the river, covering three counties.

In an alternative name, derived from its long tidal reach up to Teddington Lock in south west London, the lower reaches of the river are called the Tideway. The section of the river running through Oxford is traditionally called the Isis.

The administrative powers of the Thames Conservancy have been taken on with modifications by the Environment Agency and, in respect of the Tideway part of the river, such powers are split between the agency and the Port of London Authority.

In non-administrative use, stemming directly from the river and its name are Thames Valley University, Thames Water, Thames Television productions, Thames & Hudson publishing, Thameslink (north-south railways passing through central London) and South Thames College. Historic entities include the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company.

Two broad canals link the river to other river basins: the Kennet and Avon Canal (Reading to Bath) and the Grand Union Canal (London to the Midlands). The Grand Union effectively bypassed the earlier, narrow and winding Oxford Canal which also remains open as a popular scenic recreational route. Three further cross-basin canals are disused but are in various stages of reconstruction: the Thames and Severn Canal (via Stroud), which operated until 1927 (to the west coast of England), the Wey and Arun Canal to Littlehampton, which operated until 1871 (to the south coast), and the Wilts and Berks Canal.

Rowing and sailing clubs are common along the Thames, which is navigable to such vessels. Kayaking and canoeing also take place. Major annual events include the Henley Royal Regatta and the Boat Race, while the Thames has been used during two Summer Olympic Games: 1908 (rowing);1948 (rowing and canoeing). Safe headwaters and reaches are a summer venue for organised swimming, which is prohibited on safety grounds in a stretch centred on Central London. Non-Olympic watersports with a lesser presence include skiffing and punting.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to River Thames
[Islands in the River Thames] [Hampton Ferry (River Thames)] [Henley Festival] [Wandsworth Bridge] [Teddington Lock Footbridges] [Livett's Launches] [Lechlade] [Caversham Lock] [Barnes Railway Bridge]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:33