Cable Car Over River Thames
Soon you will be able to make a cable car journey across the River Thames from the O2 Arena on the south bank to the Royal Victoria Docks on the north bank. Storm Geomatics have carried out the survey of the bed levels of the river and the dock in preparation for the construction of the huge cable supports. The dock survey was undertaken in a small aluminium boat and the river survey in a high powered rib. The high power of the rib was needed as the pull on the tide at this point in the river is extremely fierce. The execution of the survey went extremely well and left enough time for the survey crew to have a very quick look at the icon of flood defence – The Thames Barrier. Take a high speed ride with the surveyors by clicking on the video to the right.
A virtual ride in the cable car has been produced as an animation by the construction company. It does look like it is going to be a fun alternative method of crossing the river. Click on the animation on the right to take the ride
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