TQ1479 : Support buttresses for the embankment of the Three Bridges

taken 9 years ago, near to Norwood Green, Ealing, Great Britain

Support buttresses for the embankment of the Three Bridges
Support buttresses for the embankment of the Three Bridges
The pale blue cast-iron trough that carries the canal over the railway tracks can just be seen through the arches.

The Three Bridges is a unique transport intersection, designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It was to be his last project before he died on 15th September 1859 just two months after its completion.

The correct name for it should be Windmill Bridge - named after the Southall Mill, which stood on the south-western
side of the original canal bridge which was first built in the 1790's when the canal was cut. J.M.W. Turner painted this windmill in 1806.

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Known locally as Three Bridges, the name is a misnomer as there are in fact only two bridges - the road bridge over the canal and the canal bridge over the railway. The canal is conveyed through an 8 ft cast-iron trough over the
railway, with the road on a brick & cast-iron girder bridge above.

The Three Bridges was constructed as a result of the Brentford Branch line being built to connect the Great Western Railway at Southall to the docks at Brentford. Which was opened in July 1859. Brunel chose the location for the
Three Bridges intersection where the canal was already crossed by Windmill Lane.

The Three Bridges has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage. There is a 3 ton weight and 6' 6" width restrictions on the road bridge.
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Sunday, 1 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 February, 2009
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Buttresses   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 14259 79661 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2605N 0:21.3091W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 14282 79648
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