Gatehampton Railway Bridge

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Gatehampton Railway Bridge
2008-05 Gatehampton Railway Bridge.JPG
Gatehampton Railway Bridge
Carries Great Western Main Line
Crosses River Thames
Locale Lower Basildon, Berkshire
Designer Brunel
Design arch
Material brick
Height 22 feet 10 inches (6.96 m)[1]
Piers in water 2
Opened 1838
Coordinates 51°30′42″N 1°07′40.5″W / 51.51167°N 1.127917°W / 51.51167; -1.127917Coordinates: 51°30′42″N 1°07′40.5″W / 51.51167°N 1.127917°W / 51.51167; -1.127917

Gatehampton Railway Bridge is a railway bridge carrying the Great Western Main Line over the River Thames in Lower Basildon, Berkshire, England. It takes the line between the stations at Goring and Streatley and Pangbourne, and crosses the Thames on the reach between Whitchurch Lock and Goring Lock.


The brick bridge was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1838, at the same time as Maidenhead Railway Bridge and Moulsford Railway Bridge.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ River Thames Alliance. Bridge heights on the River Thames.
Gatehampton Railway Bridge from the upstream bank

Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Goring and Streatley Bridge (road) Gatehampton Railway Bridge
Grid reference: SU606796
Whitchurch Bridge (road)