The remains of the SS Great Eastern launch ramp dating from 1858. This was the worlds largest ship when it was launched.
Designed by the great Victorian Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Eastern was launched sideways. It took 3 attempts to get the ship afloat. The remains of the launchway were uncovered in the 1980s and are now viewable from Napier Avenue.
LRTS: Mudchute 0.57km
LRTS: Island Gardens 0.7km
LRTS: Cutty Sark 0.99km
The ramps are viewable 24 hours a day
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