SP7006 : Thame Bridge on the old Thame Road

taken 5 years ago, near to Thame, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Thame Bridge on the old Thame Road
Thame Bridge on the old Thame Road
When the A 418 bypass was built around Thame the old road out of the town in the direction of Long Crendon was closed to traffic and it is now the quiet broad path seen here. Directly ahead can be seen Thame Bridge which takes the former road across the river which gives the town its name.
The river is the boundary between Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire for a few miles between a point just north of the town and a mile or so to the west of Ickford. There is a SP7006 : County boundary marker on the bridge marking this boundary.
River Thame
The River Thame (pronounced "Tame") rises in the northern Chilterns as a combination of several streams to the north of Aylesbury. It meanders for about 40 miles through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, past the town named after it until it meets The Thames at Dorchester on Thames (Oxon). At most times it is a fairly insubstantial river, especially in its more northerly reaches, but after heavy rains it can become far bigger - such as after the prolonged series of downpours experienced from Dec 2013 to Feb 2014; then it bursts its banks and floods the neighbouring land - mostly farmland - in its wide shallow valley.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 703 065 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1671N 0:58.9361W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 703 064
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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