SU9081 : The Sounding Arch, Maidenhead

taken 7 years ago, near to Taplow, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

The Sounding Arch, Maidenhead
The Sounding Arch, Maidenhead
The Sounding Arch or Maidenhead Viaduct carries the Great Western Railway over the River Thames. It was built to a design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1838, and came into use in 1839. This is one of two brick arches, which at the time of building were the widest and flattest in the world, each having a span of 128 feet (39 m). It was believed by many at the time that it wouldn't support the weight of trains passing over it, these doubts were unfounded and over 170 years later the bridge is still in use.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9017 8103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2600N 0:42.1061W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9020 8097
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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