Thames Gateway Bridge shelved
The London Mayor has shelved plans for a bridge across Docklands due to "consistent local opposition" to the scheme.
Boris Johnson gave the thumbs down to the Thames Gateway Bridge at the unveiling of the Mayor's ten year business plan for Transport for London.
A statement from TfL said: "The objections raised at the public inquiry have always been a concern to the Mayor, particularly the disbenefits to traffic flow.
"In addition, the funding gap that has now arisen, along with other concerns over location and environmental impact, has compounded the Mayor's view that the proposal is not the right one, particularly in light of the consistent local opposition to the scheme."
Residents south of the river had raised issues against the plans while the majority of those in Newham are believed to support it.
The Mayor said: "London is the engine of the UK economy and it is vital that we continue to invest in better transport during these tough times.
"But at the same time, we need to focus on the projects that deliver real benefits for Londoners, and let go of those that lack the funding for completion."
The TfL estimate the bridge, which was to link Thamesmead with Beckton, would cost over £500million.