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Rolling Bridge

Paddington Basin | Grand Union Canal, London W2, England
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Ranked #393 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Every Friday, at midday, the Rolling Bridge uncurls itself to be a footbridge over an inlet on the Grand Union Canal, in the Paddington Basin, and... more » Owner description: Every Friday, at midday, the Rolling Bridge uncurls itself to be a footbridge over an inlet on the Grand Union Canal, in the Paddington Basin, and then curls up into a ball giving no clues to its hidden abilities. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

got there just when it was closing into a ball. Amazing piece of engineering. not sure why it is there but good to see working

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Holsbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This footbridge curls and uncurls every Friday at midday, so be sure to be there on time. You can easily find it if you take exit 3 to Grand Union Canal at Paddington Station.

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bilbao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Nice experience! After seeing the bridge unrolling, rolling and unrolling again, the staff gave us a book about the bridge with great pictures. It only happens once a week: Fridays at noon.

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West Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived and the footbridge was down. At 12 noon two men with yellow jackets hooked up the bridge control harness, curled it up, paused for some photos, then uncurled it again, then did it all again. This bridge is by the same firm that designed the 2012 London Olympic Cauldron. Our two teenage boys were loving it - they... More

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london
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I've been to see this bridge on a few occasions. It opens on Friday's at mid-day and is just a quick event, but worth making a detour for. Can be a bit tricky to locate (Google maps work perfectly), so be sure to arrive early. The boats on the canal are also quite interesting and make for a pleasant walk.... More

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