Summary of Why are there no bridges in East London?

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This video discusses the lack of bridges in East London and how this has led to the isolation and poverty of the area. It also mentions the plans that have been made in the past to build bridges across the Thames, but how these have been stopped due to the Second World War and the subsequent lack of money.

  • 00:00:00 East London is disadvantaged because there are no bridges connecting it to the rest of London. The only way to cross the Thames is to queue for hours at the Blackwall Tunnel, pay a toll for the Dartford Crossing, or get seasick on the Woolwich Ferry. This has led to East London becoming isolated and poor. However, in the past there were plans to build bridges across the Thames, but these were stopped due to the Second World War and the subsequent lack of money.
  • 00:05:00 East London is lacking in bridges, which is a major issue because it makes travelling between east London and the rest of London difficult. The proposed Thames Gateway Bridge, which was designed to be a local bridge for local people, was scrapped because it would have drawn cars and trucks from all over London. The Silvertown tunnel, which is for motor traffic only and is meant to reduce traffic in the Blackwall Tunnel, has been roundly rejected by locals. There has been progress made with trains in recent years, with seven new rail crossings appearing across the Thames in the last 25 years. A potential rail link to Thamesmead from the DLR, or Overground, has been proposed but is unlikely to be built.
  • 00:10:00 This video discusses London's history with bridges, and how although there are currently no bridges connecting East London to Kent and Essex, one is planned to open soon. The article also mentions that Surfshark, a VPN service, has become more user-friendly in recent years and is now available on an unlimited number of devices.

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