FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER


THE RIVER THAMES - BRIDGE LIST & STATISTICS

Non-tidal Thames

NOTES

(1)The heights of bridges on the non-tidal River are measured above the standard head water level of the lock below the bridge and NO allowance has been made for the gradient of the River. This is in contrast to bridges on the tidal Thames where heights are measured above Mean High Water Springs (MHWS).

(2)The distances shown on the non-tidal River are given in STATUTE miles and kilometres above the Teddington Boundary Stone (PLA/EA boundary). The distances shown on the tidal River are given in NAUTICAL miles and kilometres above London Bridge.

1 Statute mile = 1609 metres
1 Nautical mile = 1852 metres

Significant Bridges above Lechlade

Bridge Name

Distance above Teddington
Boundary Stone
(Statute Miles / Kms)

Thames Head Bridge
(A433 - Fosse Way)

146.09 (235.06)

A429 Bridge

145.41 (233.97)

Parkers Bridge

144.84 (233.05)

Waterhay Bridge

138.60 (223.00)

Cricklade (High) Bridge

135.18 (217.50)

A419 Bridge

134.75 (216.81)

Water Eaton Footbridge

.

Castle Eaton Bridge

130.95 (210.74)

Hannington Bridge

128.25 (206.40)

Bridges between Lechlade and Oxford

Bridge Name

Headway (Height)

Date Built/Opened

Distance above Teddington
Boundary Stone
(Statute Miles / Kms)

Ha'penny (Lechlade) Bridge

4.72m (15'6")

1792

124.10 (199.72)

St.John's Bridge

4.22m (13'10")

1886

123.45 (198.67)

Bloomers Hole Footbridge

2.97m (9'9")

2000

123.05 (197.99)

Eaton Footbridge

2.97m (9'9")

-

120.96 (194.67)

Radcot Bridge

3.45m (11'4")

1787

117.76 (189.52)

Old Man's Footbridge

4.27m (14'0")

1894

116.89 (188.12)

Tadpole Bridge

4.52m (14'10")

c.1789

113.76 (183.08)

Tenfoot Bridge

3.71m (12'2")

-

111.94 (180.15)

Shifford Lock Cut Footbridge

3.66m (12'0")

-

109.96 (176.93)

Newbridge

3.50m (11'6")

c.1250

107.61 (173.18)

Hart's Weir Footbridge

3.27m (10'9")

-

106.45 (171.31)

Swinford Toll (Eynsham) Bridge

4.49m (14'9")

1769

100.20 (161.26)

Thames (Oxford By-pass) Bridge

4.11m (13'6")

1961

96.62 (155.46)

Godstow Bridge

2.56m (8'5")

1792

96.45 (155.22)

Medley Footbridge

3.05m (10'0")

-

94.47 (152.03)

Osney Bridge

2.28m (7'6")

1888

93.86 (151.05)

Osney Railway Bridges (Two side by side)

3.55m (11'8")

1850 & 1887

93.60 (150.60)

Road Bridge

3.71m (12'2")

-

93.45 (150.36)

Footbridge

3.91m (12'10")

1886

93.25 (150.04)

Folly Bridge

3.12m (10'3")

1827

92.99 (149.65)



Bridges between Oxford and Reading

Bridge Name

Headway (Height)

Date Built/Opened

Distance above Teddington
Boundary Stone
(Statute Miles / Kms)

Donnington Rd Bridge

5.03m (16'6")

1962

92.24 (148.45)

Isis Bridge

5.03m (16'6")

1962

91.26 (146.83)

Kennington Railway Bridge

4.11m (13'6")

1923

90.96 (146.39)

Nuneham Railway Bridge

4.80m (15'9")

1929

86.65 (139.45)

Abingdon Bridge

4.24m (13'11")

1416(Restored 1927)

84.80 (136.47)

Culham Cut Footbridge

3.78m (12'5")

-

83.00 (133.54)

Sutton Bridge

4.49m (14'9")

1811

62.70 (133.09)

Appleford Railway Bridge

3.96m (13'0")

1929

81.41 (131.02)

Clifton Lock Cut Footbridg

4.06m (13'4")

-

80.20 (129.04)

Clifton Hampden Bridge

4.09m (13'5")

1867

79.44 (127.85)

Day's Footbridge

4.64m (15'3")

1870

76.91 (123.77)

Shillingford Bridge

5.26m (17'3")

1827

74.20 (119.41)

Wallingford Bridge

5.00m (16'5")

c.1750

71.71 (115.41)

Winterbrook Bridge

5.10m (16'9")

1993

70.70 (113.76)

Moulsford Railway Bridge

6.60m (21'8")

1839 (widened 1892)

64.41 (110.10)

Goring Bridge

5.15m (16'11")

1923

65.83 (105.94)

Gatehampton Rly Bridge

6.96m (22'10")

1839 (widened 1892)

64.54 (103.87)

Whitchurch Toll Bridge

4.14m (13.7")

1902

61.64 (99.20)

Caversham Bridge

4.57m (15'0")

1926

55.76 (89.74)

Reading Bridge

5.38m (17'8")

1923

55.25 (88.92)



Bridges between Reading and Windsor

Bridge Name

Headway (Height)

Date Built/Opened

Distance above Teddington
Boundary Stone
(Statute Miles / Kms)

Sonning Bridge

4.31m (14'2")

c.1775

52.16 (83.94)

Shiplake Railway Bridge

5.43m (17'10")

1897

49.33 (79.39)

Henley Bridge

4.34m (14'3")

1786

45.81 (73.72)

Hurley Upper L Cut F/br

3.98m (13'1")

-

40.16 (64.61)

Hurley Lower L Cut F/br

4.39m (14'5")

-

39.93 (64.25)

Temple Footbridge

6.51m (21'3")

1989

39.58 (63.68)

Marlow Bridge

3.86m (12'8")

1832

37.90 (60.99)

Marlow By-pass Bridge

6.02m (19'9")

1972

37.31 (60.04)

Bourne End Railway Bridge
and Footbridge

4.72m (15'6")

1895
c.1994/5 F/br added

35.00 (56.33)

Cookham Bridge

4.62m (15'2")

1867

33.95 (56.64)

Cookham Lock Cut Bridge

3.81m (12'6")

-

33.51 (53.92)

Boulter's Lock Bridge

5.26m (17'3")

1912

31.38 (50.50)

Maidenhead Bridge

5.66m (18'7")

1777

30.71 (49.42)

Maidenhead Railway Bridge

9.80m (32'2")

1838 (widened 1892)

30.51 (49.10)

M4 Bridge

7.77m (25'6")

1961 (widened 1971)

29.00 (46.67)

Summerleaze Footbridge

7.30m (24'0")

1992

28.42 (45.73)

Windsor By-pass Bridge

6.25m (20'6")

1966

24.90 (40.07)

Windsor Railway Bridge

5.41m (17'9")

1849

24.60 (39.59)

Windsor Bridge

4.01m (13'2")

1824

24.18 (38.91)



Bridges between Windsor and Teddington

Bridge Name

Headway (Height)

Date Built/Opened

Distance above Teddington
Boundary Stone
(Statute Miles / Kms)

Black Pott's Railway Bridge

5.94m (19'6")

1892

23.39 (37.64)

Victoria Bridge

6.17m (20'3")

1967

23.00 (37.01)

Albert Bridge

5.69m (18'8")

1928

21.51 (34.62)

Old Windsor L Cut (Ham) Bridge

4.34m (14'3")

-

21.03 (33.84)

Runnymede (A30 & M25) Bridges (Two side by side)

7.01m (23'0")

1961 & 1983

17.68 (28.45)

Staines Bridge

5.94m (19'6")

1832

16.83 (27.09)

Staines Railway Bridge

6.40m (21'0")

1856

16.51 (26.57)

M3 Bridge

6.50m (21'4")

1971

13.26 (21.34)

Chertsey Bridge

5.82m (19'1")

1785

12.88 (20.73)

Desborough Channel Upper Bridge

5.18m (17'0")

1934

10.43 (16.79)

Desborough Channel Lower Bridge

5.18m (17'0")

1934

9.93 (15.98)

Walton Bridge

5.56m (18'3")

1954

9.60 (15.45)

Sunbury Lock Cut Bridge

5.94m (19'6")

-

8.16 (13.12)

Hampton Court Bridge

5.92m (19'5")

1933

4.86 (7.82)

Kingston Bridge

7.29m (23'11")

1828
Widened
1914 & 2001

2.30 (3.70)

Kingston Railway Bridge

6.81m (22'4")

1863

1.86 (2.99)

Teddington Lock Cut Bridge

5.58m (18'4")

1888/9

0.40 (0.64)

Teddington Boundary Stone (PLA/EA boundary)

0.00 (0.00)


Tidal Thames

NOTES

(1)The heights of bridges on the tidal River are measured above above Mean High Water Springs (MHWS). This is in contrast to bridges on the non-tidal Thames where heights are measured above the standard head water level of the lock below the bridge.

(2)The distances shown on the tidal River are given in NAUTICAL miles and kilometres above London Bridge. The distances shown on the non-tidal River are given in STATUTE miles and kilometres above the Teddington Boundary Stone (PLA/EA boundary).

1 Nautical mile = 1852 metres
1 Statute mile = 1609 metres

Bridge Name

Headway (Height)

Date Built/Opened

Distance above London Bridge
(Nautical Miles / Kms)

Teddington Boundary Stone (PLA/EA boundary)

16.00 (29.63)

Richmond Bridge

5.30m (17'5")

1777

13.94 (25.82)

Richmond Railway Bridge

5.30m (17'5")

1848

13.64 (25.26)

Twickenham Bridge

5.90m (19'4")

1933

13.61 (25.20)

Richmond Weir / Footbridge

5.50m (18'0")

1894

13.50 (25.00)

Kew Bridge

5.30m (17'4")

1903

11.31 (20.95)

Kew Railway Bridge

5.60m (18'4")

1869

10.95 (20.28)

Chiswick Bridge

6.90m (22'7")

1933

10.20 (18.89)

Barnes Railway Bridge

5.40m (17'8")

1849
Reconstructed 1895

9.53 (17.65)

Hammersmith

3.70m (12'2")

1887

7.95 (14.72)

Putney Bridge

5.50m (18'0")

1886

6.44 (11.93)

Fulham Railway Bridge

6.90m (22'7")

1889

6.30 (11.67)

Wandsworth Bridge

5.80m (19'0")

1940

5.46 (10.11)

Battersea Railway Bridge

6.10m (20'0")

1863

4.85 (8.98)

Battersea Bridge

5.5m (18'0")

1890

4.29 (7.95)

Albert Bridge
(Centre piers added)

4.90m (16'0")

1873
1973

4.06 (7.52)

Chelsea Bridge

6.60m (21'8")

1937

3.41 (6.32)

Victoria Railway Bridge
(Grosvenor Bridge)

6.00m (19'8")

1967

3.30 (6.11)

Vauxhall Bridge

5.60m (18'4")

1906

2.52 (4.67)

Lambeth Bridge

6.50m (21'4")

1932

2.11 (3.91)

Westminster Bridge

5.40m (17'8")

1862

1.72 (3.19)

Charing Cross R'way Bridge
(Hungerford Bridge)
Two New Footbridges

7.00m (24'7")

1864

2002

1.38 (2.56)

Waterloo Bridge

8.50m (27'11")

1942

1.13 (2.09)

Blackfriars Bridge

7.10m (23'3")

1869 (widened 1910)

0.64 (1.18)

Blackfriars Railway Bridge

7.00m (23'0")

1886

0.60 (1.11)

The Millennium Bridge

8.70m (28'6")

2000

0.41 (0.76)

Southwark Bridge

7.40m (24'3")

1921

0.25 (0.46)

Cannon Street R'way Bridge

7.10m (23'3")

1981

0.16 (0.30)

London Bridge

8.90m (29'2")

1973

0.00 (0.00)

Tower Bridge

8.60m (28'3")

1894

-0.49 (-0.91)

Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

54.10m (177'6")

1991

-17.50 (-32.41)


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