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On 17/09/2019 01:50, Basil Jet wrote:

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Why is it there?



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On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 01:50:14AM +0100, Basil Jet wrote:

https://goo.gl/maps/9BvVTUQWUswc3HXC9

Why is it there?


I would assume that the road layout has changed since it was built and
the west-bound carriageway of East India Dock Rd used to be wider.

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The Google map must be at least 20 years old because the trunk road
is labelled A102. When the erroneously named M11 Link Road was opened
in August 1999 (if memory serves correctly) the northern section of the
A102 became part of the A12.

The footbridge is long gone and I don't remember it at all even though I
used to drive under it frequently and, when I worked in Dartford, ten
times a week.
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On 17/09/2019 01:50, Basil Jet wrote:

https://goo.gl/maps/9BvVTUQWUswc3HXC9

Why is it there?



It has a no cycling sign at its start, so maybe, at least nowadays, some
safe(r) path for pedestrians?



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On 17/09/2019 14:51, Robin9 wrote:
The Google map must be at least 20 years old because the trunk road
is labelled A102. When the erroneously named M11 Link Road was opened
in August 1999 (if memory serves correctly) the northern section of the
A102 became part of the A12.

The footbridge is long gone and I don't remember it at all even though I

used to drive under it frequently and, when I worked in Dartford, ten
times a week.

Well it's shown in this image dated August 2018:

https://goo.gl/maps/zkzcYbmyGz1FSqcS8


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On 17/09/2019 14:51, Robin9 wrote:
The Google map must be at least 20 years old because the trunk road
is labelled A102. When the erroneously named M11 Link Road was opened
in August 1999 (if memory serves correctly) the northern section of the
A102 became part of the A12.



Not quite. The Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach Road remained the
A102 from just north of the roundabout.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A12_road_(England)

And thank you (not) for reminding me of the days of the A102(M) with a
60 mph limit




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On 17/09/2019 14:51, Robin9 wrote:
The Google map must be at least 20 years old because the trunk road
is labelled A102. When the erroneously named M11 Link Road was opened
in August 1999 (if memory serves correctly) the northern section of the
A102 became part of the A12.

The footbridge is long gone and I don't remember it at all even though I

used to drive under it frequently and, when I worked in Dartford, ten
times a week.

Well it's shown in this image dated August 2018:

https://goo.gl/maps/zkzcYbmyGz1FSqcS8
You've got me thinking. I'll go and have a look and a good walk round
just to be sure.
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On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 02:51:59PM +0100, Robin9 wrote:

The footbridge is long gone and I don't remember it at all even though I
used to drive under it frequently and, when I worked in Dartford, ten
times a week.


You don't remember hundreds of other completely irrelevant structures
that you passed either.

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On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 01:50:14 +0100, Basil Jet
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https://goo.gl/maps/9BvVTUQWUswc3HXC9

Why is it there?


Pedestrian access to the bus stop.

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