SU9677 : River Thames, Windsor Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Eton, Windsor And Maidenhead, Great Britain

River Thames, Windsor Bridge
River Thames, Windsor Bridge
The Windsor Bridge or Windsor Town Bridge is an iron and granite arch bridge which crosses the Thames between the towns of Windsor and Eton, just above Romney Lock.

It is likely that the first bridge on this site was built in the 12th century. By 1819 the wooden bridge, presumably rebuilt many times over its life, had deteriorated and it was decided to build a new bridge in new materials. Construction on the current bridge was started in 1822 and it opened on 1 June 1824. The bridge has three arches, each comprising seven cast iron segments, and supported in mid-stream by two granite piers.

Built as a road bridge, tolls were originally levied on traffic crossing the bridge but these tolls were scrapped in 1897. In the 20th century the bridge carried the A332, the busy main road between Slough and Windsor. In 1970, cracks were discovered in some of the cast iron segments, and it was decided to close the bridge to all motorised traffic. Today, the bridge carries pedestrian and cycle traffic. It is grade II-listed (English Heritage Building ID: 40579 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 967 772 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.1510N 0:36.5057W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 966 771
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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English Heritage  Listed Building  Grade II  Nineteenth Century  Bridge  Pedestrian Bridge  19th Century  Arched Bridge 

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