Lattice truss bridge
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Railroad (railway) bridge
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom
Bourne End Footbridge (1998)
|Coordinates:||51° 34' 30.05" N 0° 42' 51.22" W|
|piers||number of piers||4|
concrete-filled wrought-iron plated cylinders
Excerpt from Wikipedia
Bourne End Railway Bridge is a railway bridge carrying the Marlow Branch Line, and a footpath over the River Thames in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England. It crosses the Thames on the reach between Cookham Lock and Marlow Lock.
The bridge was originally constructed in wood by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as part of the Wycombe Railway, opened in 1854 and operated in broad gauge until 1870. The narrow spans were unpopular with river traffic and it was reconstructed in steel in 1895. A footbridge, cantilevered out from the railway bridge was added in 1992, to take the Thames Path across the river, which substitutes for the original towpath crossing point at Spade Oak ferry, further upstream.
In 2013, the bridge was restored and repainted in green, and a large number of rivets which had rusted away were replaced. The restoration took nearly a year to complete, being finished in December. The line is due to be electrified by 2019.
- James C. Inglis (chief engineer)
Relevant Web Sites
- Thames Crossings. Bridges, Tunnels and Ferries. David & Charles, Newton Abbot (United Kingdom), pp. 105. (1981):
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