Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (Old River Lea)
The Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (Old River Lea) is a broad canal and is part of the Lee and Stort Navigation (Bow Back Rivers). It runs for 1 mile and 1 furlong through 1 lock from Old River Lea Junction (where it joins the Lee and Stort Navigation (River Lee: commercial section)) to Temple Mills Bridge (beyond which it is no longer navigable).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 92 feet long and 20 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
It has junctions with the Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (Waterworks River) at Waterworks River - River Lea Junction and with the Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (City Mill River) at Old River Lea - City Mill Junction.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 63M - Lee and Stort Navigations Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
|Old River Lea Junction
Junction of the Lee Navigation with the Old River Lea
|Pipe Bridge (Old River Lea)||½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Loop Road Bridge||½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Pudding Mill River Arm (closed)
Where the Pudding Mill River used to leave the River Lea, now overfilled by the Olympic Stadium.
|1 furlong||0 locks|
|Former Tidal Lock (Old River Lea)
Narrows, where the former Old Ford Tidal lock gates used to be.
|1 furlong||0 locks|
|Olympic Stadium Footbridge||1½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Olympic Stadium Corner||2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|London Way Bridge||2½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Old River Lea - City Mill Junction
Junction of the Old River Lea with the City Mill River
|2¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Carpenters Road Lock
The lock is crossed by the unusual three-span Diamond Bridge.
|3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Waterworks River - River Lea Junction||3¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Halfway Bridge (River Lea)||3¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Overground Rail Bridge||4 furlongs||1 lock|
|Waterden Road Footbridge||4¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Waterden Road Bridge||4½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Eastcross Bridge||5½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Knight's Bridge||7 furlongs||1 lock|
|Waterfall Bridge (south)||7¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Waterfall Bridge (north)||7¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Northwall Road Bridge||1 mile and ¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Lee Valley Park Bridge||1 mile and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Temple Mills Bridge
Limit of navigation
|1 mile and 1 furlong||1 lock|
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