List of crossings of the River Thames

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London Bridge, in central London
Newbridge, in rural Oxfordshire

This is a list of crossings of the River Thames comprising over 200 bridges, 27 tunnels, six public ferries, one cable car link, and one ford. Historic achievements, explanatory notes and proposed crossings are also included.

Barrier and boundary[edit]

Until sufficient crossings were established, the river provided a formidable barrier for most of its course— in post-Roman Britain during the Dark Ages Belgic-Celtic tribal lands and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and subdivisions were defined by which side of the river they were on. When English counties were established, it formed a boundary between the counties on either side. After rising in Gloucestershire, the river flowed between, on the north bank, the historic counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Essex; and on the south bank, the counties of Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and Kent. However the many permanent crossings that have been built over the centuries have changed the dynamics and made cross-river development and shared responsibilities more practicable. In 1965, on creating a new county of Greater London, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames incorporated areas that had been part of both Middlesex and Surrey and the Middlesex borough of Spelthorne became part of Surrey. Further changes in 1974 moved some of the boundaries away from the river. For example, much of the north west of Berkshire including Abingdon and Wantage became part of Oxfordshire and some southern parts of Buckinghamshire became part of Berkshire, including Slough, Eton and Wraysbury. Despite these changes, in the sports of rowing and skiffing the banks are still referred to by their traditional county names and in sports such as football and cricket historic county areas are sometimes used.[1]

History of crossings[edit]

An engraving by Claes Van Visscher showing Old London Bridge in 1616.

Many of the present road bridges over the river are on the sites of earlier fords, ferries and wooden structures. The earliest known major crossings of the Thames by the Romans were at London Bridge and Staines Bridge. At Folly Bridge in Oxford the remains of an original Saxon structure can be seen, and mediaeval stone structures such as Newbridge and Abingdon Bridge are still in use. Kingston's growth is believed to stem from its having the only crossing between London Bridge and Staines until the beginning of the 18th century. Proposals to build bridges across the Thames at Lambeth and Putney in around 1670 were defeated by the Rulers of the Company of Watermen, since it would mean ruin for the 60,000 rivermen who provided a pool of naval reserve.[2] During the 18th century, many stone and brick road bridges were built from new or to replace existing structures, both in London and further up the river. These included Westminster Bridge, Putney Bridge, Datchet Bridge, Windsor Bridge and Sonning Bridge. Several central London road bridges were built in the 19th century, most conspicuously Tower Bridge, the only bascule bridge on the river, designed to allow ocean-going ships to pass beneath it. The most recent road bridges are the bypasses at Isis Bridge and Marlow By-pass Bridge and the motorway bridges, most notably the two on the M25: Queen Elizabeth Bridge and M25 Runnymede Bridge.

The development of the railway resulted in a spate of bridge building in the 19th century including Blackfriars Railway Bridge and Charing Cross (Hungerford) Railway Bridge in central London, and the spectacular railway bridges by Isambard Kingdom Brunel at Maidenhead, Gatehampton and Moulsford.

The world's first underwater tunnel was the Thames Tunnel by Marc Brunel built in 1843 and used to carry the East London Line. The Tower Subway was the first railway under the Thames, which was followed by all the deep-level tube lines. Two road tunnels were built in East London at the end of the 19th century, the Blackwall Tunnel and the Rotherhithe Tunnel, and the latest tunnel is the Dartford Crossing.

Many foot crossings were established across the weirs that were built on the non-tidal river, and some of these remained when the locks were built – for example at Benson Lock. Others were replaced by a footbridge when the weir was removed as at Hart's Weir Footbridge. Around the year 2000, several footbridges were added, either as part of the Thames Path or in commemoration of the Millennium. These include Temple Footbridge, Bloomers Hole Footbridge, the Hungerford Footbridges and the Millennium Bridge, all of which have distinctive designs.

Some ferries still operate on the river. The Woolwich Ferry carries cars and passengers across the river in the Thames Gateway and links the North Circular and South Circular roads. Upstream are smaller pedestrian ferries, for example Hampton Ferry and Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry; the latter is the only non-permanent crossing that remains on the Thames Path.

Note on the listing[edit]

The list starts at the downstream (estuary) end and follows the river upstream towards the source. A few of the crossings listed are public pedestrian crossings utilising walkways across lock gates and bridges above or adjacent to the adjoining weirs. Most of the other locks on the River Thames also have walkways across their lock gates and weirs, but these either do not completely cross the river, or are restricted to authorised personnel only, and are therefore not listed. Besides the ferry crossings listed, there are commuter boat services operating along the river in London, and tourist boat services operating both in London and upstream. Whilst the principal purpose of these services is not to carry people across the river, it may be possible to use them to do so.

North Sea to London[edit]

Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Gravesend–Tilbury Ferry Passenger ferry 51°26′55″N 0°22′3″E / 51.44861°N 0.36750°E / 51.44861; 0.36750 (Gravesend - Tilbury Ferry) 1571 or before[3]
High Speed 1 tunnels Rail tunnel 51°27′46″N 0°17′37″E / 51.46278°N 0.29361°E / 51.46278; 0.29361 (High Speed 1 tunnels) 2007 Two 2.5 km tunnels, 7.15 m internal diameter, between West Thurrock (Essex) and Swanscombe (Kent)
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge Road bridge 51°27′52″N 0°15′31″E / 51.46444°N 0.25861°E / 51.46444; 0.25861 (Queen Elizabeth II Bridge) 1991 Cable-stayed bridge - the southbound element of the Dartford Crossing
Dartford Tunnels Road tunnels 51°27′55″N 0°15′27″E / 51.46528°N 0.25750°E / 51.46528; 0.25750 (Dartford Tunnels) 1963 and 1980 The northbound element of the Dartford Crossing
Dartford Cable Tunnel Utility tunnel 51°28′5″N 0°14′58″E / 51.46806°N 0.24944°E / 51.46806; 0.24944 (Dartford Cable Tunnel) 2005 Carrying electrical cable; accessible by authorised personnel only

Proposed[edit]

A Lower Thames Crossing is proposed, at or east of the Dartford Crossing. Three options were announced in April 2009.

East London[edit]

Thames Barrier
Emirate Air Line cable car link
Thames Tunnel in the mid-19th century
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Docklands Light Railway tunnel Rail tunnel 51°29′55″N 0°4′31″E / 51.49861°N 0.07528°E / 51.49861; 0.07528 (Docklands Light Railway tunnel) 2009 Between King George V and Woolwich Arsenal stations
Woolwich foot tunnel Pedestrian tunnel 51°29′47″N 0°3′45″E / 51.49639°N 0.06250°E / 51.49639; 0.06250 (Woolwich foot tunnel) 1912
Woolwich Free Ferry Vehicle ferry 51°29′47″N 0°3′44″E / 51.49639°N 0.06222°E / 51.49639; 0.06222 (Woolwich Free Ferry) 1889
Thames Barrier Flood barrier with pedestrian tunnel 51°29′49″N 0°2′14″E / 51.49694°N 0.03722°E / 51.49694; 0.03722 (Thames Barrier) 1984 Service tunnel accessible by authorised personnel only
Emirates Air Line Cable car 51°30′05″N 0°0′45″E / 51.50139°N 0.01250°E / 51.50139; 0.01250 (Emirates Air Line) 2012
Millennium Dome electricity cable tunnel Utility tunnel 1999[4] Accessible by authorised personnel only
Jubilee line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′17″N 0°0′31″E / 51.50472°N 0.00861°E / 51.50472; 0.00861 (Jubilee line tunnels) 1999 Between North Greenwich and Canning Town
Blackwall Tunnel (eastern) Road tunnel 51°30′19″N 0°0′7″W / 51.50528°N 0.00194°W / 51.50528; -0.00194 (Blackwall Tunnel (eastern)) 1967 For southbound vehicular traffic only
Blackwall Tunnel (western) Road tunnel 51°30′13″N 0°0′14″W / 51.50361°N 0.00389°W / 51.50361; -0.00389 (Blackwall Tunnel (western)) 1897 For northbound vehicular traffic only
Jubilee line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′1″N 0°0′19″W / 51.50028°N 0.00528°W / 51.50028; -0.00528 (Jubilee line tunnels) 1999 Between Canary Wharf and North Greenwich
Greenwich foot tunnel Pedestrian tunnel 51°29′6″N 0°0′35″W / 51.48500°N 0.00972°W / 51.48500; -0.00972 (Greenwich foot tunnel) 1902
Docklands Light Railway tunnel Rail tunnel 51°29′5″N 0°0′37″W / 51.48472°N 0.01028°W / 51.48472; -0.01028 (Docklands Light Railway tunnel) 1999 Between Island Gardens and Cutty Sark
Jubilee line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′2″N 0°1′48″W / 51.50056°N 0.03000°W / 51.50056; -0.03000 (Jubilee line tunnels) 1999 Between Canada Water and Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf - Rotherhithe Ferry Passenger ferry 51°30′19″N 0°1′47″W / 51.50528°N 0.02972°W / 51.50528; -0.02972 (Canary Wharf - Rotherhithe Ferry)
Rotherhithe Tunnel Road tunnel 51°30′23″N 0°2′55″W / 51.50639°N 0.04861°W / 51.50639; -0.04861 (Rotherhithe Tunnel) 1908 Single carriageway in each direction, with footways on each side. Built originally for horse-drawn carriages. Pedestrians, riders, cyclists are permitted, but advised to use alternatives due to fumes and speed.
Thames Tunnel Rail tunnel 51°30′11″N 0°3′16″W / 51.50306°N 0.05444°W / 51.50306; -0.05444 (Thames Tunnel) 1843 The world's first underwater tunnel, linking Wapping to Rotherhithe; now part of the London Overground network

Proposed or under construction[edit]

Central London[edit]

Tower Bridge
Westminster Bridge
Lambeth Bridge
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Tower Bridge Road bridge 51°30′20″N 0°4′32″W / 51.50556°N 0.07556°W / 51.50556; -0.07556 (Tower Bridge) 1894
Tower Subway Utility tunnel 51°30′24″N 0°4′46″W / 51.50667°N 0.07944°W / 51.50667; -0.07944 (Tower Subway) 1870 Formerly an underground railway (the world's first) - now used for water mains and telephone cables and accessible only by authorised personnel
Northern line (City branch) tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′28″N 0°5′13″W / 51.50778°N 0.08694°W / 51.50778; -0.08694 (Northern line (City branch) tunnels) 1900 Between London Bridge and Bank
London Bridge Road bridge 51°30′28″N 0°5′16″W / 51.50778°N 0.08778°W / 51.50778; -0.08778 (London Bridge) 1973 Other bridges have stood on or near this site since around AD 50
City & South London Railway tunnels Disused rail tunnel 51°30′29″N 0°5′20″W / 51.50806°N 0.08889°W / 51.50806; -0.08889 (City & South London Railway tunnels) 1890 This railway's original crossing of the river between Borough and King William Street; abandoned in 1900 when the Northern line City branch tunnels were opened on a new alignment
Cannon Street Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°30′30″N 0°5′31″W / 51.50833°N 0.09194°W / 51.50833; -0.09194 (Cannon Street Railway Bridge) 1982
Southwark Bridge Road bridge 51°30′32″N 0°5′39″W / 51.50889°N 0.09417°W / 51.50889; -0.09417 (Southwark Bridge) 1921
London Millennium Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°30′35″N 0°5′55″W / 51.50972°N 0.09861°W / 51.50972; -0.09861 (London Millennium Footbridge) 2000
Blackfriars Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°30′35″N 0°6′12″W / 51.50972°N 0.10333°W / 51.50972; -0.10333 (Blackfriars Railway Bridge) 1886
Blackfriars Bridge Road bridge 51°30′35″N 0°6′16″W / 51.50972°N 0.10444°W / 51.50972; -0.10444 (Blackfriars Bridge) 1869
Waterloo & City line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′35″N 0°6′20″W / 51.50972°N 0.10556°W / 51.50972; -0.10556 (Waterloo & City line tunnels) 1898 Between Waterloo and Bank
Waterloo Bridge Road bridge 51°30′31″N 0°7′1″W / 51.50861°N 0.11694°W / 51.50861; -0.11694 (Waterloo Bridge) 1945
Bakerloo line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′24″N 0°7′11″W / 51.50667°N 0.11972°W / 51.50667; -0.11972 (Bakerloo line tunnels) 1906 Between Waterloo and Embankment
Northern line (Charing Cross branch) tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′23″N 0°7′10″W / 51.50639°N 0.11944°W / 51.50639; -0.11944 (Northern line (Charing Cross branch) tunnels) 1926 Between Waterloo and Embankment
Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges Rail and pedestrian bridges 51°30′22″N 0°7′13″W / 51.50611°N 0.12028°W / 51.50611; -0.12028 (Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges) 1864 and 2002 Rail bridge flanked by newer pedestrian bridges
Jubilee line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°30′4″N 0°7′18″W / 51.50111°N 0.12167°W / 51.50111; -0.12167 (Jubilee line tunnels) 1999 Between Waterloo and Westminster
Westminster Bridge Road bridge 51°30′3″N 0°7′19″W / 51.50083°N 0.12194°W / 51.50083; -0.12194 (Westminster Bridge) 1862
Lambeth Bridge Road bridge 51°29′40″N 0°7′21″W / 51.49444°N 0.12250°W / 51.49444; -0.12250 (Lambeth Bridge) 1932
Vauxhall Bridge Road bridge 51°29′15″N 0°7′37″W / 51.48750°N 0.12694°W / 51.48750; -0.12694 (Vauxhall Bridge) 1906
Victoria line tunnels Rail tunnel 51°29′14″N 0°7′39″W / 51.48722°N 0.12750°W / 51.48722; -0.12750 (Victoria line tunnels) 1971 Between Vauxhall and Pimlico
Battersea steam tunnel Utility tunnel 51°29′03″N 0°8′31″W / 51.48417°N 0.14194°W / 51.48417; -0.14194 (Victoria line tunnels) 20th century Between Battersea and Pimlico is a single tunnel carrying two large tubes. When the power station operated, steam was used to heat the nearby estate.
Battersea exhaust tunnels Utility tunnel 51°29′02″N 0°8′48″W / 51.48389°N 0.14667°W / 51.48389; -0.14667 (Victoria line tunnels) 20th century Between Battersea and either side of Victoria are two tunnels. Tunnels are labelled 'A' and 'B'; A splits further to become 'C' under Ranelagh Gardens.
Grosvenor Bridge Rail bridge 51°29′5″N 0°8′50″W / 51.48472°N 0.14722°W / 51.48472; -0.14722 (Grosvenor Bridge) 1859 Also known as Victoria Railway Bridge

Former[edit]

Planned[edit]

  • Garden Bridge, a pedestrian bridge between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.

South West London[edit]

Chelsea Bridge
Albert Bridge
Chiswick Bridge
Richmond Bridge
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Chelsea Bridge Road bridge 51°29′4″N 0°8′59″W / 51.48444°N 0.14972°W / 51.48444; -0.14972 (Chelsea Bridge) 1937
Albert Bridge Road bridge 51°28′56″N 0°10′0″W / 51.48222°N 0.16667°W / 51.48222; -0.16667 (Albert Bridge) 1873
Battersea Bridge Road bridge 51°28′52″N 0°10′21″W / 51.48111°N 0.17250°W / 51.48111; -0.17250 (Battersea Bridge) 1890 Replaced an earlier bridge, opened in 1771
Battersea Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°28′23″N 0°10′45″W / 51.47306°N 0.17917°W / 51.47306; -0.17917 (Battersea Railway Bridge) 1863 West London Line. Also called the Cremorne Bridge.
Wandsworth Bridge Road bridge 51°27′54″N 0°11′16″W / 51.46500°N 0.18778°W / 51.46500; -0.18778 (Wandsworth Bridge) 1938
Fulham Railway Bridge Rail and pedestrian bridge 51°27′57″N 0°12′35″W / 51.46583°N 0.20972°W / 51.46583; -0.20972 (Fulham Railway Bridge) 1889
Putney Bridge Road bridge 51°28′1″N 0°12′46″W / 51.46694°N 0.21278°W / 51.46694; -0.21278 (Putney Bridge) 1886 Replaced an earlier bridge, known as Fulham Bridge, opened in 1729
Hammersmith Bridge Road bridge 51°29′18″N 0°13′49″W / 51.48833°N 0.23028°W / 51.48833; -0.23028 (Hammersmith Bridge) 1887
Barnes Railway Bridge Rail and pedestrian bridge 51°28′22″N 0°15′14″W / 51.47278°N 0.25389°W / 51.47278; -0.25389 (Barnes Railway Bridge) 1849
Chiswick Bridge Road bridge 51°28′23″N 0°16′11″W / 51.47306°N 0.26972°W / 51.47306; -0.26972 (Chiswick Bridge) 1933
Kew Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°29′3″N 0°16′45″W / 51.48417°N 0.27917°W / 51.48417; -0.27917 (Kew Railway Bridge) 1869
Kew Bridge Road bridge 51°29′14″N 0°17′15″W / 51.48722°N 0.28750°W / 51.48722; -0.28750 (Kew Bridge) 1903
Richmond Lock and Footbridge Lock with pedestrian bridge 51°27′44″N 0°19′2″W / 51.46222°N 0.31722°W / 51.46222; -0.31722 (Richmond Lock and Footbridge) 1894
Twickenham Bridge Road bridge 51°27′38″N 0°18′51″W / 51.46056°N 0.31417°W / 51.46056; -0.31417 (Twickenham Bridge) 1933
Richmond Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°27′36″N 0°18′49″W / 51.46000°N 0.31361°W / 51.46000; -0.31361 (Richmond Railway Bridge) 1848
Richmond Bridge Road bridge 51°27′27″N 0°18′25″W / 51.45750°N 0.30694°W / 51.45750; -0.30694 (Richmond Bridge) 1777
Hammerton's Ferry Passenger ferry 51°26′48″N 0°18′51″W / 51.44667°N 0.31417°W / 51.44667; -0.31417 (Hammerton's Ferry) 1909 From Marble Hill House (Twickenham) to Ham House (Ham)
Teddington Lock Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°25′49″N 0°19′19″W / 51.43028°N 0.32194°W / 51.43028; -0.32194 (Teddington Lock Footbridge) 1889
Kingston Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°24′49″N 0°18′30″W / 51.41361°N 0.30833°W / 51.41361; -0.30833 (Kingston Railway Bridge) 1863
Kingston Bridge Road bridge 51°24′40″N 0°18′33″W / 51.41111°N 0.30917°W / 51.41111; -0.30917 (Kingston Bridge) 1828
Hampton Court Bridge Road bridge 51°24′13″N 0°20′33″W / 51.40361°N 0.34250°W / 51.40361; -0.34250 (Hampton Court Bridge) 1933 From Hampton Court to East Molesey
Hampton Ferry Passenger ferry 51°24′43″N 0°21′45″W / 51.41194°N 0.36250°W / 51.41194; -0.36250 (Hampton Ferry) 1519 From Hampton to Hurst Park, East Molesey

Planned[edit]

Surrey to Windsor[edit]

Chertsey Bridge
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Walton Bridge Road bridge 51°23′15″N 0°25′53″W / 51.38750°N 0.43139°W / 51.38750; -0.43139 (Walton Bridge (1999)) 2013
Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry Passenger ferry 51°22′56″N 0°27′25″W / 51.38222°N 0.45694°W / 51.38222; -0.45694 (Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry) 16th century
Chertsey Bridge Road bridge 51°23′20″N 0°29′11″W / 51.38889°N 0.48639°W / 51.38889; -0.48639 (Chertsey Bridge) 1785
M3 Chertsey Bridge Road bridge 51°23′39″N 0°29′11″W / 51.39417°N 0.48639°W / 51.39417; -0.48639 (M3 Chertsey Bridge) 1971 Carrying the M3 motorway
Staines Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°25′50″N 0°30′40″W / 51.43056°N 0.51111°W / 51.43056; -0.51111 (Staines Railway Bridge) 1856
Staines Bridge Road bridge 51°26′0″N 0°31′1″W / 51.43333°N 0.51694°W / 51.43333; -0.51694 (Staines Bridge) 1832 Bridges recorded near this site since at least 1228.
M25 Runnymede Bridge Road bridge 51°26′0″N 0°31′1″W / 51.43333°N 0.51694°W / 51.43333; -0.51694 (M25 Runnymede Bridge) 1961 Carrying the M25 motorway and, on the older part of the bridge, the A30; widened in 1983 and 2005
Albert Bridge Road bridge 51°28′16″N 0°35′4″W / 51.47111°N 0.58444°W / 51.47111; -0.58444 (Albert Bridge) 1928
Victoria Bridge Road bridge 51°29′16″N 0°35′29″W / 51.48778°N 0.59139°W / 51.48778; -0.59139 (Victoria Bridge) 1967 Replacing an 1851 bridge
Black Potts Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°29′33″N 0°35′50″W / 51.49250°N 0.59722°W / 51.49250; -0.59722 (Black Potts Railway Bridge) 1850
Windsor Bridge Pedestrian and cycle bridge 51°29′9″N 0°36′30″W / 51.48583°N 0.60833°W / 51.48583; -0.60833 (Windsor Bridge) 1850 Formerly used as a road bridge
Windsor Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°29′13″N 0°37′5″W / 51.48694°N 0.61806°W / 51.48694; -0.61806 (Windsor Railway Bridge) 1849
Queen Elizabeth Bridge Road bridge 51°29′13″N 0°37′22″W / 51.48694°N 0.62278°W / 51.48694; -0.62278 (Queen Elizabeth Bridge) 1966

Former[edit]

Windsor to Reading[edit]

Maidenhead Railway Bridge
Reading Bridge
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Summerleaze Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°29′59″N 0°40′54″W / 51.49972°N 0.68167°W / 51.49972; -0.68167 (Summerleaze Footbridge) 1992
M4 Thames Bridge Road bridge 51°30′25″N 0°41′10″W / 51.50694°N 0.68611°W / 51.50694; -0.68611 (M4 Thames Bridge) 1961 Carrying the M4 Motorway; incorporates a footbridge
Maidenhead Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°31′16″N 0°42′6″W / 51.52111°N 0.70167°W / 51.52111; -0.70167 (Maidenhead Railway Bridge) 1838
Maidenhead Bridge Road bridge 51°31′25″N 0°42′7″W / 51.52361°N 0.70194°W / 51.52361; -0.70194 (Maidenhead Bridge) 1777 Bridge recorded 1280.
Cookham Bridge Road bridge 51°33′44″N 0°42′22″W / 51.56222°N 0.70611°W / 51.56222; -0.70611 (Cookham Bridge) 1867
Bourne End Railway Bridge Rail and pedestrian bridge 51°34′30″N 0°42′51″W / 51.57500°N 0.71417°W / 51.57500; -0.71417 (Bourne End Railway Bridge) 1895
Marlow By-pass Bridge Road bridge 51°33′58″N 0°45′43″W / 51.56611°N 0.76194°W / 51.56611; -0.76194 (Marlow By-pass Bridge) 1972
Marlow Bridge Road bridge 51°34′2″N 0°46′23″W / 51.56722°N 0.77306°W / 51.56722; -0.77306 (Marlow Bridge) 1832 Replaced bridge built in 1530.
Temple Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°33′5″N 0°47′49″W / 51.55139°N 0.79694°W / 51.55139; -0.79694 (Temple Footbridge) 1989
Hambledon Lock Lock and pedestrian bridge 51°33′34″N 0°52′19″W / 51.55944°N 0.87194°W / 51.55944; -0.87194 (Hambledon Lock) 1884
Henley Bridge Road bridge 51°32′15″N 0°54′1″W / 51.53750°N 0.90028°W / 51.53750; -0.90028 (Henley Bridge) 1786 Earlier bridge dates from at least 1232.
Shiplake Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°30′7″N 0°52′41″W / 51.50194°N 0.87806°W / 51.50194; -0.87806 (Shiplake Railway Bridge) 1897
Sonning Bridge and Sonning Backwater Bridges Road bridges 51°28′34″N 0°54′54″W / 51.47611°N 0.91500°W / 51.47611; -0.91500 (Sonning Bridge and Sonning Backwater Bridges) c. 1775 and 1986 Earlier bridge recorded 1530 and one in 1125
Caversham Lock Lock and pedestrian bridge 51°27′40″N 0°57′54″W / 51.46111°N 0.96500°W / 51.46111; -0.96500 (Caversham Lock) 1875
Reading Bridge Road bridge 51°27′39″N 0°58′4″W / 51.46083°N 0.96778°W / 51.46083; -0.96778 (Reading Bridge) 1923
Caversham Bridge Road bridge 51°27′57″N 0°58′38″W / 51.46583°N 0.97722°W / 51.46583; -0.97722 (Caversham Bridge) 1926 Earliest bridge recorded 1231.

Proposed[edit]

Reading to Oxford[edit]

Wallingford Bridge
Shillingford Bridge
Folly Bridge, Oxford
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Reading Festival Bridge Pedestrian bridge (intermittently present) 51°28′2″N 1°0′43″W / 51.46722°N 1.01194°W / 51.46722; -1.01194 (Reading Festival Bridge) 2008 Temporarily erected on permanent footings during the Reading Festival
Whitchurch Bridge Road bridge 51°29′13″N 1°5′6″W / 51.48694°N 1.08500°W / 51.48694; -1.08500 (Whitchurch Bridge) 1902 Toll bridge
Gatehampton Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°30′42″N 1°7′40″W / 51.51167°N 1.12778°W / 51.51167; -1.12778 (Gatehampton Railway Bridge) 1838
Goring and Streatley Bridge Road bridge 51°31′23″N 1°8′33″W / 51.52306°N 1.14250°W / 51.52306; -1.14250 (Goring and Streatley Bridge) 1923
Moulsford Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°33′29″N 1°8′33″W / 51.55806°N 1.14250°W / 51.55806; -1.14250 (Moulsford Railway Bridge) 1838
Winterbrook Bridge Road bridge 51°35′18″N 1°7′25″W / 51.58833°N 1.12361°W / 51.58833; -1.12361 (Winterbrook Bridge) 1993
Wallingford Bridge Road bridge 51°36′3″N 1°7′14″W / 51.60083°N 1.12056°W / 51.60083; -1.12056 (Wallingford Bridge) 1809 Bridge recorded 1141.
Benson Lock bridge Lock and pedestrian bridge 51°36′59″N 1°6′55″W / 51.61639°N 1.11528°W / 51.61639; -1.11528 (Benson Lock bridge)
Shillingford Bridge Road bridge 51°37′27″N 1°8′22″W / 51.62417°N 1.13944°W / 51.62417; -1.13944 (Shillingford Bridge) 1827 Replaced bridge built 1763.
Little Wittenham Bridge Pedestrian bridge 51°38′14″N 1°10′49″W / 51.63722°N 1.18028°W / 51.63722; -1.18028 (Little Wittenham Bridge) 1870
Day's Lock bridges Pedestrian bridges 51°38′19″N 1°10′47″W / 51.63861°N 1.17972°W / 51.63861; -1.17972 (Day's Lock bridges)
Clifton Hampden Bridge Road bridge 51°39′16″N 1°12′38″W / 51.65444°N 1.21056°W / 51.65444; -1.21056 (Clifton Hampden Bridge) 1867
Appleford Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°38′38″N 1°14′25″W / 51.64389°N 1.24028°W / 51.64389; -1.24028 (Appleford Railway Bridge) 1929
Sutton Bridge Road bridge 51°38′59″N 1°15′56″W / 51.64972°N 1.26556°W / 51.64972; -1.26556 (Sutton Bridge) 1807
Culham Lock bridges Pedestrian bridges 51°38′58″N 1°16′24″W / 51.64944°N 1.27333°W / 51.64944; -1.27333 (Culham Lock bridges) A bridge across the weir on the Culham Cut, west of Culham Lock; further south, other bridges cross the main river channel
Abingdon Bridge Road bridge 51°40′7″N 1°16′46″W / 51.66861°N 1.27944°W / 51.66861; -1.27944 (Abingdon Bridge) 1416
Abingdon Lock Lock and pedestrian bridges 51°40′15″N 1°16′11″W / 51.67083°N 1.26972°W / 51.67083; -1.26972 (Abingdon Lock)
Nuneham Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°40′9″N 1°14′27″W / 51.66917°N 1.24083°W / 51.66917; -1.24083 (Nuneham Railway Bridge) 1929
Sandford Lock Lock and pedestrian bridges 51°42′30″N 1°13′58″W / 51.70833°N 1.23278°W / 51.70833; -1.23278 (Sandford Lock)
Kennington Railway Bridge Rail bridge 51°43′16″N 1°14′32″W / 51.72111°N 1.24222°W / 51.72111; -1.24222 (Kennington Railway Bridge) 1923
Isis Bridge Road bridge 51°43′30″N 1°14′29″W / 51.72500°N 1.24139°W / 51.72500; -1.24139 (Isis Bridge) 1962
Iffley Lock Lock and pedestrian bridges 51°43′46″N 1°14′24″W / 51.72944°N 1.24000°W / 51.72944; -1.24000 (Iffley Lock)
Donnington Bridge Road bridge 51°44′8″N 1°14′31″W / 51.73556°N 1.24194°W / 51.73556; -1.24194 (Donnington Bridge) 1962
Folly Bridge Road bridge 51°44′46″N 1°15′23″W / 51.74611°N 1.25639°W / 51.74611; -1.25639 (Folly Bridge) 1827 Stone bridge built 1085
Grandpont Bridge Pedestrian bridge 51°44′49″N 1°15′39″W / 51.74694°N 1.26083°W / 51.74694; -1.26083 (Grandpont Bridge) 1930s
Gasworks Bridge Pedestrian bridge 51°44′46″N 1°15′49″W / 51.74611°N 1.26361°W / 51.74611; -1.26361 (Gasworks Bridge) 1882
Osney Rail Bridge Rail bridge 51°44′49″N 1°16′1″W / 51.74694°N 1.26694°W / 51.74694; -1.26694 (Osney Rail Bridge) 1850 and 1887 Two adjacent bridges
Osney Bridge Road bridge 51°45′9″N 1°16′21″W / 51.75250°N 1.27250°W / 51.75250; -1.27250 (Osney Bridge) 1885

Oxford to Cricklade[edit]

Radcot Bridge
St. John's Bridge, Lechlade
Crossing Type Co-ordinates Date opened Notes
Medley Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°45′50″N 1°16′49″W / 51.76389°N 1.28028°W / 51.76389; -1.28028 (Medley Footbridge) 1865
Godstow Bridge Road bridge 51°46′47″N 1°17′59″W / 51.77972°N 1.29972°W / 51.77972; -1.29972 (Godstow Bridge) 1792 A previous bridge was held by the Royalists in 1645.
A34 Road Bridge Road bridge 51°46′51″N 1°18′11″W / 51.78083°N 1.30306°W / 51.78083; -1.30306 (A34 Road Bridge) 1961
Swinford Toll Bridge Road bridge 51°46′28″N 1°21′33″W / 51.77444°N 1.35917°W / 51.77444; -1.35917 (Swinford Toll Bridge) 1777
Pinkhill Lock Lock and pedestrian bridge 51°45′37″N 1°21′52″W / 51.76028°N 1.36444°W / 51.76028; -1.36444 (Pinkhill Lock)
Hart's Weir Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°42′24″N 1°23′36″W / 51.70667°N 1.39333°W / 51.70667; -1.39333 (Hart's Weir Footbridge) 1879
Newbridge Road bridge 51°42′35″N 1°25′2″W / 51.70972°N 1.41722°W / 51.70972; -1.41722 (Newbridge) 1250[12]
Duxford Ford and Shifford Lock Cut footbridge Ford and pedestrian bridge 51°41′55″N 1°27′58″W / 51.69861°N 1.46611°W / 51.69861; -1.46611 (Duxford Ford) and 51°42′18″N 1°28′14″W / 51.70500°N 1.47056°W / 51.70500; -1.47056 (Shifford Lock Cut footbridge) The ford crosses the main river channel to an island formed by the Shifford Lock Cut; this is crossed by a footbridge
Tenfoot Bridge Pedestrian bridge 51°41′38″N 1°29′23″W / 51.69389°N 1.48972°W / 51.69389; -1.48972 (Tenfoot Bridge) 1869
Tadpole Bridge Road bridge 51°42′5″N 1°31′2″W / 51.70139°N 1.51722°W / 51.70139; -1.51722 (Tadpole Bridge) 1784
Rushey Lock Lock and pedestrian bridge 51°41′54″N 1°32′4″W / 51.69833°N 1.53444°W / 51.69833; -1.53444 (Rushey Lock)
Old Man's Bridge Pedestrian bridge 51°41′59″N 1°34′5″W / 51.69972°N 1.56806°W / 51.69972; -1.56806 (Old Man's Bridge) 1868
Radcot Bridge Road bridge 51°41′36″N 1°35′19″W / 51.69333°N 1.58861°W / 51.69333; -1.58861 (Radcot Bridge) 1787
Eaton Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°41′6″N 1°38′41″W / 51.68500°N 1.64472°W / 51.68500; -1.64472 (Eaton Footbridge) 1936
Buscot Lock Lock and pedestrian bridge 51°40′52″N 1°40′6″W / 51.68111°N 1.66833°W / 51.68111; -1.66833 (Buscot Lock)
Bloomers Hole Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°41′15″N 1°40′31″W / 51.68750°N 1.67528°W / 51.68750; -1.67528 (Bloomers Hole Footbridge) 2000
St. John's Bridge Road bridge 51°41′22″N 1°40′44″W / 51.68944°N 1.67889°W / 51.68944; -1.67889 (St. John's Bridge) 1886
Halfpenny Bridge Road bridge 51°41′32″N 1°41′34″W / 51.69222°N 1.69278°W / 51.69222; -1.69278 (Halfpenny Bridge) 1792 The start of the navigable Thames
Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°41′18″N 1°42′16″W / 51.68833°N 1.70444°W / 51.68833; -1.70444 (Footbridge)
Hannington Bridge Road bridge 51°39′48″N 1°44′57″W / 51.66333°N 1.74917°W / 51.66333; -1.74917 (Hannington Bridge) 1841
Castle Eaton Bridge Road bridge 51°39′39″N 1°47′33″W / 51.66083°N 1.79250°W / 51.66083; -1.79250 (Castle Eaton Bridge) 1893
Water Eaton House Bridge Pedestrian bridge 51°38′39″N 1°49′21″W / 51.64417°N 1.82250°W / 51.64417; -1.82250 (Water Eaton House Bridge)
Eysey Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°38′43″N 1°50′18″W / 51.64528°N 1.83833°W / 51.64528; -1.83833 (Eysey Footbridge)
A419 Road Bridge Road bridge 51°38′34″N 1°50′43″W / 51.64278°N 1.84528°W / 51.64278; -1.84528 (A419 Road Bridge) 1988
Cricklade sewage works bridge Road bridge 51°38′36″N 1°51′5″W / 51.64333°N 1.85139°W / 51.64333; -1.85139 (Cricklade sewage works bridge) Access road to sewage works, accessible to authorised personnel only
Cricklade Town Bridge Road bridge 51°38′40″N 1°51′17″W / 51.64444°N 1.85472°W / 51.64444; -1.85472 (Cricklade Town Bridge) 1852

Beyond Cricklade[edit]

Not all of the bridges beyond Cricklade are listed below. For example, there are a number of small agricultural bridges allowing access between fields, and bridges to properties in Ashton Keynes that are not mentioned.

Crossing Type Co-ordinates Notes
Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°39′5″N 1°52′31″W / 51.65139°N 1.87528°W / 51.65139; -1.87528 (Footbridge)
Midland and South Western Junction Railway bridge Pedestrian and cycle bridge 51°39′5″N 1°52′31″W / 51.65139°N 1.87528°W / 51.65139; -1.87528 (Midland and South Western Junction Railway bridge) Formerly a rail bridge
Footbridge at Hailstone House Pedestrian bridge 51°38′57″N 1°53′11″W / 51.64917°N 1.88639°W / 51.64917; -1.88639 (Footbridge at Hailstone House)
Manor Farm bridge Road bridge 51°38′24″N 1°54′10″W / 51.64000°N 1.90278°W / 51.64000; -1.90278 (Manor Farm bridge) North of Manor Farm, Waterhay
Brook Farm bridge Road bridge 51°38′23″N 1°54′14″W / 51.63972°N 1.90389°W / 51.63972; -1.90389 (Brook Farm bridge) North of Brook Farm, Waterhay
Waterhay Bridge Road bridge 51°38′17″N 1°54′53″W / 51.63806°N 1.91472°W / 51.63806; -1.91472 (Waterhay Bridge)
Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°38′20″N 1°55′25″W / 51.63889°N 1.92361°W / 51.63889; -1.92361 (Footbridge)
Bridge on High Road, Ashton Keynes Road bridge 51°38′25″N 1°55′51″W / 51.64028°N 1.93083°W / 51.64028; -1.93083 (Bridge on High Road, Ashton Keynes)
Bridge on The Derry, Ashton Keynes Road bridge 51°38′30″N 1°55′56″W / 51.64167°N 1.93222°W / 51.64167; -1.93222 (Bridge on The Derry, Ashton Keynes)
Bridge on Gosditch, Ashton Keynes Road bridge 51°38′42″N 1°56′7″W / 51.64500°N 1.93528°W / 51.64500; -1.93528 (Bridge on Gosditch, Ashton Keynes)
Bridge on Church Walk, Ashton Keynes Road bridge 51°38′48″N 1°56′10″W / 51.64667°N 1.93611°W / 51.64667; -1.93611 (Bridge on Church Walk, Ashton Keynes)
Bridge on Church Lane, Ashton Keynes Road bridge 51°38′48″N 1°56′14″W / 51.64667°N 1.93722°W / 51.64667; -1.93722 (Bridge on Church Lane, Ashton Keynes)
Bridge on B4696, Ashton Keynes Road bridge 51°38′46″N 1°56′31″W / 51.64611°N 1.94194°W / 51.64611; -1.94194 (Bridge on B4696, Ashton Keynes)
Bridges Road bridge and pedestrian bridge 51°38′46″N 1°56′56″W / 51.64611°N 1.94889°W / 51.64611; -1.94889 (Bridges)
Bridge Road bridge 51°38′43″N 1°57′38″W / 51.64528°N 1.96056°W / 51.64528; -1.96056 (Bridge)
Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°38′48″N 1°57′46″W / 51.64667°N 1.96278°W / 51.64667; -1.96278 (Footbridge)
Bridge Road bridge 51°38′51″N 1°57′58″W / 51.64750°N 1.96611°W / 51.64750; -1.96611 (Bridge)
Bridge Road bridge 51°38′52″N 1°58′2″W / 51.64778°N 1.96722°W / 51.64778; -1.96722 (Bridge)
Bridge Road bridge 51°38′54″N 1°58′8″W / 51.64833°N 1.96889°W / 51.64833; -1.96889 (Bridge)
Footbridge Pedestrian bridge 51°38′59″N 1°58′17″W / 51.64972°N 1.97139°W / 51.64972; -1.97139 (Footbridge)
Bridge Road bridge 51°39′2″N 1°58′24″W / 51.65056°N 1.97333°W / 51.65056; -1.97333 (Bridge)
Neigh Bridge Road bridge 51°39′6″N 1°58′29″W / 51.65167°N 1.97472°W / 51.65167; -1.97472 (Neigh Bridge)
Bridge south of Ewen Road bridge 51°40′27″N 1°59′44″W / 51.67417°N 1.99556°W / 51.67417; -1.99556 (Bridge south of Ewen)
Parker's Bridge, Ewen Road bridge 51°40′31″N 2°0′25″W / 51.67528°N 2.00694°W / 51.67528; -2.00694 (Parker's Bridge, Ewen)
A429 Road Bridge Road bridge 51°40′47″N 2°0′53″W / 51.67972°N 2.01472°W / 51.67972; -2.01472 (A429 Road Bridge)
A433 Road Bridge, Fosse Way Roman Road Road bridge 51°41′24″N 2°1′21″W / 51.69000°N 2.02250°W / 51.69000; -2.02250 (A433 Road Bridge) At Thames Head

The river splits as it passes through Ashton Keynes. An alternative route to that listed above crosses High Bridge at 51°38′13″N 1°55′46″W / 51.63694°N 1.92944°W / 51.63694; -1.92944 (High Bridge, Ashton Keynes) and Three Bridges at 51°38′18″N 1°56′21″W / 51.63833°N 1.93917°W / 51.63833; -1.93917 (Three Bridges, Ashton Keynes).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ e.g. Buckinghamshire County Cricket Club, Middlesex County Football Association and Middlesex County Cricket Club
  2. ^ 'Parishes: Putney', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4 (1912), pp. 78-83. Date accessed: 31 March 2010
  3. ^ Map drawn by a one-time Portreve (Mayor) of Gravesend, William Bourne, and included in The Book of Gravesham Sydney Harker, 1979 ISBN 0 86023 091 0]
  4. ^ Field, Gary (January 2000). "Monitoring settlement in London Clay". Converting Today. Retrieved 22 April 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Hochtief and Vinci win last Crossrail tunnels". The Construction Index. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Emergency Thames Bridge: Victoria Embankment to County Hall, construction work in progress.". City of London Corporation. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Emergency Thames Bridge: Victoria Embankment to County Hall, demolition work in progress.". City of London Corporation. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Emergency Thames Bridge: Millbank site, construction work in progress.". City of London Corporation. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Emergency Thames Bridge: Millbank site, structure is dismantled.". City of London Corporation. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Background to the proposed Walton Bridge". Surrey County Council. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "River Thames Reading footbridge consultation begins". BBC News. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Thacker, Fred. S. (1920). The Thames Highway. 2, Locks and Weirs. p. 77 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tucker, Joan (2012). Ferries of the Upper Thames. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781848689671