The River Roding is a tidal river and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 1 mile and 4 furlongs through 1 lock from Thames - Barking Creek (River Roding) Junction (where it joins the River Thames (tidal section below the flood barrier)) to Ilford Bridge (beyond which it is no longer navigable).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 87 feet and 6 inches long and 16 feet and 9 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
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|Thames - Barking Creek (River Roding) Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the Barking Creek (River Roding)
|Barking Creek Flood Barrier||2¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Alfred's Way Bridge||6¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Abbey Road Flood Lock||7 furlongs||0 locks|
|Town Quay Basin||7¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Highbridge Road Bridge||7¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Barking Bridge||1 mile and ¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Harts Lane Footbridge||1 mile and 1 furlong||1 lock|
|District Line Railway Bridges||1 mile and 1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
Limit of Navigation
|1 mile and 4 furlongs||1 lock|
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Wikipedia has a page about River Roding
The River Roding is a river in England that rises near Dunmow, flows through Essex and forms Barking Creek as it reaches the River Thames in London. Before 1965, the river was entirely in Essex.
The river leaves Dunmow and passes through or near a group of villages in Essex known collectively as the Rodings, as they all end with the suffix 'Roding'. After Chipping Ongar, the river flows under the M25 motorway by Passingford Bridge and Abridge.
The river then runs past Loughton and between Chigwell and Woodford Green where the Roding Valley Meadows make up the largest surviving area of traditionally managed river-valley habitat in Essex. This nature reserve consists of unimproved wet and dry hay meadows, rich with flora and fauna and bounded by thick hedgerows, scrubland, secondary woodland and tree plantation. The meadows stretch down to the M11 motorway and Roding Valley tube station is situated close to the area, although Loughton or Buckhurst Hill are better placed for a visit.
Redbridge takes its name from a crossing of the river which then passes through Ilford and Barking. The River Roding through Ilford project is a government backed scheme to improve amenities along this stretch of the river. After Barking the tidal section is known as Barking Creek, which flows into the Thames at Creekmouth.
In Essex the river forms part of the boundary between the district of Epping Forest and borough of Brentwood. The river marks much of the boundary between the London Borough of Newham and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Ilford takes its name from Ilefort, "ford on the River Hyle", which was the mediaeval name for part of the Roding.