The Llanthony lift bridge opening at Gloucester Docks, to allow the return of a boat trip to the National Waterways Museum. It leads out to the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.
The first bridge at this site was a wooden swing bridge built to carry Llanthony Road over the new docks when they were constructed in 1794. This was replaced in the 1860s with an iron swing bridge, which carried a rail line linking the Midland Railway which had a line on the east of the docks with the Great Western Railway which ran into the west of the docks.
The survival of the old warehouses in the dockyard has made an ideal location for filming historical drama, and many scenes for the popular television series The Onedin Line were filmed in front of Biddle Warehouse. In recent years new uses have been found for the warehouses and the docks are developing as a popular leisure area. A pleasant place to visit.