The Hairpin Bridge
The old hairpin bridge stood close to the Tilbury Dwellings, and the houses of Peninsula Road and Orient Road.
The bridge crossed the Tilbury railway lines from the Riverside and to London. it was very popular with traffic and pedestrians up to the 1980s and was built in the 1860s. In the 1980s it was considered to be unsafe for traffic as its metal structure became weak, and was only used by pedestrians as the road part was closed.
It later gave way to a pedestrian bridge only, which we have now today.
Here we have a early photo of the bridge with some kind of carnival going on.