SU6079 : Basildon Railway Bridge, River Thames

taken 40 years ago, near to Lower Basildon, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Basildon Railway Bridge, River Thames
Basildon Railway Bridge, River Thames
This bridge is sometimes called Gatehampton Bridge. It is on Brunel's Great Western main line, and was designed by Brunel himself, brick-built with stone facing and opened in 1839. It originally carried two broad-gauge tracks, but these were converted to mixed gauge in 1856. In 1890-92 the bridge was widened and reopened with four standard-gauge tracks, broad gauge being abolished in 1892. The resemblance to Brunel's more famous Maidenhead bridge is apparent.
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SU6079, 143 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 April, 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2007
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 606 795 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6712N 1:7.6895W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 607 795
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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