SU5266 : Thatcham level crossing

taken 10 years ago, near to Colthrop, West Berkshire, Great Britain

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Thatcham level crossing
Thatcham level crossing
A Reading to Bedwyn train departs from Thatcham station. In the foreground is the bridge over the Kennet and Avon canal. When the canal was being restored there was a lot of discussion about how to make this area work safely. There was previously a swing bridge here, but replacing like for like would have caused a problem with cars backing back and blocking the railway tracks when that bridge was being swung. In the event a bridge was designed that had just enough headroom for boats, but so that the road surface could fall quickly enough to the railway level crossing. A picture of the same bridge from the canal is here SU5266 : Thatcham Bridge
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 March, 2009
Level crossing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 527 663 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.6302N 1:14.6276W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 527 663
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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