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Richmond Footbridge.

Richmond Lock and Weir, also known as Richmond Footbridge. 5 miles from Putney by road. Two hours after high tide the sluice gates are lowered to block the river. This keeps the water level navigable up to Teddington Lock 3.25 miles away. Two hours before high tide they are raised again to let the tide flow normally. While the river is blocked boats can pass through the lock on the Surrey side of the bridge.
North end of the footbridge.
North end of the footbridge.
High tide on road at Richmond upon Thames
High tide on road at Richmond upon Thames
Pathfinder gets through.
Pathfinder gets through.
Looking down river at high tide on a cold grey day.
Looking down river at high tide on a cold grey day.
Floating toilet
Floating toilet
A few inches more.
A few inches more.
I am fed up with cycling everywhere, it's giving me a terrible back ache.
I am fed up with cycling everywhere, it's giving me a terrible back ache.
Bad place to leave a boat.
Bad place to leave a boat.
Feeding on shellfish.
Feeding on shellfish.
Low tide.
Low tide.
View looking downstream
View looking downstream
Taken from the river bed below the lock.
Taken from the river bed below the lock.
Cormorants by Richmond foot bridge.
Cormorants by Richmond foot bridge.
Sentinels under a dark sky.
Sentinels under a dark sky.
Low tide below the lock.
Low tide below the lock.
Lamplight, daylight.
Lamplight, daylight.
Lamplight, moonlight
Lamplight, moonlight
No wonder the river is so low, someone left the plug out.
No wonder the river is so low, someone left the plug out.
Not a lake , not a pond.
Not a lake , not a pond.
What pedestrian ?
What pedestrian ?
Always close your windows when parking in Ranelagh Drive.
Always close your windows when parking in Ranelagh Drive.
Here it comes, rising fast.
Here it comes, rising fast.
Got through OK.
Got through OK.
Ranelagh Drive looking towards Twickenham Bridge
Ranelagh Drive looking towards Twickenham Bridge
All fun today.
All fun today.
Are they here to help Doc Savage.
Are they here to help Doc Savage.
View from Twickenham Bridge.
View from Twickenham Bridge.
The Pagoda in Kew gardens.
The Pagoda in Kew gardens.
Kew Pagoda.
Kew Pagoda.
This will really stop the baddies.
This will really stop the baddies.
Run aground.
Run aground.
Tides over 5 metres flood the pavement.
Tides over 5 metres flood the pavement.
Floating crane is towed past.
Floating crane is towed past.
Richmond Lock and Footbridge.
Richmond Lock and Footbridge.
Inefficient local council.
Inefficient local council.
Learning to drive in flood water.
Learning to drive in flood water.
The flood approaches.
The flood approaches.
Ranelagh Drive, Isleworth
Ranelagh Drive, Isleworth
Waiting for the flood water to recede.
Waiting for the flood water to recede.
Weir raised slightly to let excess water out.
Weir raised slightly to let excess water out.
Tough little girl cycles home from school.
Tough little girl cycles home from school.
Surfing the wall, at Isleworth.
Surfing the wall, at Isleworth.
Time to turn left, all that water on the screen is affecting his judgement.
Time to turn left, all that water on the screen is affecting his judgement.
Small boat ramp at 1.00am.
Small boat ramp at 1.00am.
Closed at night.
Closed at night.
Ranelagh Drive at 01.00 am
Ranelagh Drive at 01.00 am
Small boat.
Small boat.
Impatient oarsman.
Impatient oarsman.
Canoeist portaging through Richmond lock.
Canoeist portaging through Richmond lock.
A lovely little boat.
A lovely little boat.
Richmond Lock and Footbridge.
Richmond Lock and Footbridge.
One of many.
One of many.
Chain.
Chain.
The moat.
The moat.
It's pay back time.
It's pay back time.
The moat (a death trap).
The moat (a death trap).
Do not ask for a hand.
Do not ask for a hand.
I like these rope gardens.
I like these rope gardens.
Red house, Isleworth.
Red house, Isleworth.
Stump in Old Richmond Deer Park.
Stump in Old Richmond Deer Park.
Only 2 left alive, good luck.
Only 2 left alive, good luck.
Gu-Jo moored on Isleworth Ait.
Gu-Jo moored on Isleworth Ait.
Over the top disguise.
Over the top disguise.
The RIB Ebbsfleet.
The RIB Ebbsfleet.
Grease the railings.
Grease the railings.
Between the bridges, Middlesex side.
Between the bridges, Middlesex side.
13 ducklings.
13 ducklings.
The moat.
The moat.
The moat.
The moat.
Lock gate dropping.
Lock gate dropping.
Richmond footbridge.
Richmond footbridge.
Richmond lock.
Richmond lock.
Richmond lock and footbridge.
Richmond lock and footbridge.
Stone bottle
Stone bottle
Garmin Street Pilot GPS.
Garmin Street Pilot GPS.
Richmond lock from downstream at low tide.
Richmond lock from downstream at low tide.
Human skull ?
Human skull ?
Moat drainage pipe, with missing cover.
Moat drainage pipe, with missing cover.
Old barge enters the lock.
Old barge enters the lock.
The stern.
The stern.
The bow.
The bow.
View from the river bed.
View from the river bed.
Vandals break in, need some security here.
Vandals break in, need some security here.
Houseboats from the centre of the river.
Houseboats from the centre of the river.
Looking downriver .
Looking downriver .
Lock taken from river bed.
Lock taken from river bed.
Left arch looking upriver.
Left arch looking upriver.
Boat ramp.
Boat ramp.
Centre arch low tide.
Centre arch low tide.
Lower lock gates.
Lower lock gates.
Ugly
Ugly
The lock at low tide.
The lock at low tide.
From downstream, Middlesex side.
From downstream, Middlesex side.
This van will often be seen parked here.
This van will often be seen parked here.
Duck or Goose ?
Duck or Goose ?
Tide stopped here and retreated.
Tide stopped here and retreated.
View from footpath of flooded lock.
View from footpath of flooded lock.
Looking into the lock basin from the footpath above the bridge.
Looking into the lock basin from the footpath above the bridge.
High spring tide.
High spring tide.
Path flooded.
Path flooded.
High tide at the lock.
High tide at the lock.
Paddling and Pedaling.
Paddling and Pedaling.
The Lexicon just clears at high tide.
The Lexicon just clears at high tide.
Mooring pilings at downstream entrance to lock.
Mooring pilings at downstream entrance to lock.
Mum with red hair feeds the ducks to entertain the child.
Mum with red hair feeds the ducks to entertain the child.
Spring is here, all the pigeons are at it.
Spring is here, all the pigeons are at it.
My Linda, in desperate need of some tender loving care.
My Linda, in desperate need of some tender loving care.
My Linda propellor.
My Linda propellor.
My Linda.
My Linda.
Window cleaner has not called recently.
Window cleaner has not called recently.
White ? boat.
White ? boat.
Hiding behind a tree.
Hiding behind a tree.
Workmans boat.
Workmans boat.
Waiting to enter lock to travel down river.
Waiting to enter lock to travel down river.
Footpath light.
Footpath light.
Rock doves taking a siesta.
Rock doves taking a siesta.
Rock Dove after sharing my sandwich.
Rock Dove after sharing my sandwich.
Footpath in Ranelagh Drive.
Footpath in Ranelagh Drive.
The Hurlingham entering the lock.
The Hurlingham entering the lock.
The Hurlingham in the lock.
The Hurlingham in the lock.
Life rafts on the Hurlingham.
Life rafts on the Hurlingham.
Hurlingham leaves the lock.
Hurlingham leaves the lock.
Tide going out.
Tide going out.
High tide.
High tide.
Richmond Lock and Weir, also called Richmond footbridge.
Richmond Lock and Weir, also called Richmond footbridge.
Bridge, down river, Middlesex side.
Bridge, down river, Middlesex side.
Bridge, down river, Surrey side.
Bridge, down river, Surrey side.
Richmond Footbridge and Lock
Richmond Footbridge and Lock
Richmond Footbridge and Lock.
Richmond Footbridge and Lock.
Houseboat, just below the bridge.
Houseboat, just below the bridge.
Houseboat  side view.
Houseboat side view.
Boat alarm sign.
Boat alarm sign.
The rudder.
The rudder.
Dilapidated sign over boat.
Dilapidated sign over boat.
Looking down from footpath on bridge at low tide.
Looking down from footpath on bridge at low tide.
Another plant bound mooring rope.
Another plant bound mooring rope.
All these plants are growing in the mooring rope.
All these plants are growing in the mooring rope.
Path across Richmond footbridge.
Path across Richmond footbridge.
My view of footpath.
My view of footpath.
Sign no. 1 on bridge.
Sign no. 1 on bridge.
Sign no. 2 on bridge.
Sign no. 2 on bridge.
Sign no. 3 on bridge.
Sign no. 3 on bridge.
Sign no. 4 on bridge.
Sign no. 4 on bridge.
Sign no. 5 on bridge.
Sign no. 5 on bridge.
Sign no. 6 on bridge.
Sign no. 6 on bridge.
Sign no. 7 on bridge.
Sign no. 7 on bridge.
Sign no. 8 on bridge.
Sign no. 8 on bridge.
Richmond Lock sign.
Richmond Lock sign.
Stop sign for boats under bridge.
Stop sign for boats under bridge.
Steps up onto bridge on the Middlesex side.
Steps up onto bridge on the Middlesex side.
Steps up onto bridge on the Surrey side.
Steps up onto bridge on the Surrey side.
Remains of turnstile, this was a toll bridge until 1938.
Remains of turnstile, this was a toll bridge until 1938.
Electric motors to wind up sluices.
Electric motors to wind up sluices.
Looking down on a sluice gate.
Looking down on a sluice gate.
A sluice gate on down river side.
A sluice gate on down river side.
Counter balance weights for sluices.
Counter balance weights for sluices.
Bottom of small boat slipway.
Bottom of small boat slipway.
Small boat rollers.
Small boat rollers.
Even more mud.
Even more mud.
Looking down onto slipway from footpath on bridge.
Looking down onto slipway from footpath on bridge.
Looking down river from centre of footpath at low tide.
Looking down river from centre of footpath at low tide.
Looking down river from bridge, on Middlesex side.
Looking down river from bridge, on Middlesex side.
Lower lock gates, low tide.
Lower lock gates, low tide.
Lower lock gates.
Lower lock gates.
Roof of offices at end of bridge.
Roof of offices at end of bridge.
Skylight in offices at end of bridge.
Skylight in offices at end of bridge.
Right sluice looking upriver.
Right sluice looking upriver.
Right sluice seconds later.
Right sluice seconds later.
Right sluice nearly touching water on way down.
Right sluice nearly touching water on way down.
Right sluice well in water.
Right sluice well in water.
Right sluice down.
Right sluice down.
All 3 sluices moving.
All 3 sluices moving.
All 3 in motion.
All 3 in motion.
All 3 nearly down. Centre arch is last to close.
All 3 nearly down. Centre arch is last to close.
River Crane Walk. sign, just below Richmond footbridge, Middlesex side.
River Crane Walk. sign, just below Richmond footbridge, Middlesex side.
Almost a sculpture.
Almost a sculpture.
Super low tide.
Super low tide.