The "Three Mills History Walk" starts at this bridge. The river waterways in the area are tidal. there are many attractions in the immediate Three Mills area, so a longer time could be spent around here.
Snippets from interpretive signage read;
-In 1086, William the Conqueror's Doomsday book recorded eight tidal mills here, used to grind grain for bread.
-It is said that Matilda, Queen of England, almost lost here life crossing the tidal Lea at Old Ford. She funded a bridge with bowed arches, which gave the area of Bow locks its name.
-A wide range of industries moved here in the 19'th century.
-There was gin making, soap making, and production of fine bone porcelain.