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The British Airways London Eye. Part 5: Pier and Impact Protection System

Access to the Wheel is catered for by public transport systems such as the tube, but, in line with the overall plan for London, river access is also provided via the new Waterloo Pier. This takes the form of a 1OOm-long floating pontoon connected to Queen's Walk by two bridges, each consisting of a short, fixed length linked into an articulated brow. The brows act as twin radial arm struts restraining the pontoon laterally while cables supported on floating booms provide longitudinal restraint. Visual design of the pontoon and bridges was developed to match the architectural style of the Eye. T. Beckett

Author(s): Beckett, T

Keywords: observation wheels;waterloo millennium pier, london;pontoons;river thames, london;hazards