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General Information

Beginning of works: 14 July 1894
Completion: 28 October 1895
Status: in use

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Location: , , , ,
  • Thames River
Next to: Bourne End Footbridge (1998)
Coordinates: 51° 34' 30.05" N    0° 42' 51.22" W
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Technical Information


piers number of piers 4


piers concrete-filled wrought-iron plated cylinders
truss steel
cross beams steel
deck flooring wrought iron

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.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Bourne End Railway Bridge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.



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