The River Darent enters the Thames at Dartford. The town is named after the Darent and the ford, an important crossing on the river.
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The Dartford - Thurrock River Crossing is one of Europe's most heavily used crossings across the Thames between Dartford and Thurrock. The crossing forms a vital link in the M25, Britain's most important orbital road.
Southbound traffic uses the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, a four-lane cable-stayed bridge.
The Queen Elizabeth II bridge was openned on the 30th October 1991, and is 450 metres long and is Europe's largest cable supported bridge.
Northbound traffic use one of two two-lane tunnels.
Driving towards one of the tunnels with the bridge in the background.
Entering the tunnel
There is a toll for using the tunnels and the bridge.
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