No 208. Bloomer’s Hole Footbridge

This bridge was built in 2000 to carry the Thames footpath so that walkers could avoid crossing on the rather dangerous St John’s bridge which is nearer to the lock.   This is a particularly remote part of the river which is a haven for wildlife,   and many rare wildflowers can be found here in season.   There is also a great variety of bird and fish life which is best observed in the early morning or late evening when kingfishers, herons and even pike can be seen and appreciated by those prepared to sit still long enough.