Bourne End Railway Bridge
|Bourne End Railway Bridge|
Bourne End Railway Bridge showing cantilevered footbridge
|Carries||Marlow Branch Line
|Locale||Bourne End, Buckinghamshire|
|Design||Box girder and cantilever|
|Height||15 feet 6 inches (4.72 m)|
Bourne End Railway Bridge is a railway bridge carrying the Marlow Branch Line, and a footpath over the River Thames in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England. It crosses the Thames on the reach between Cookham Lock and Marlow Lock.
The bridge was originally constructed in wood by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as part of the Wycombe Railway, opened in 1854 and operated in broad gauge until 1870. The narrow spans were unpopular with river traffic and it was reconstructed in steel in 1895. A footbridge, cantilevered out from the railway bridge was added in 1992, to take the Thames Path across the river.
In 2013, the bridge was restored and repainted in green, and a large number of rivets which had rusted away were replaced. The restoration took nearly a year to complete, being finished in December. The line is due to be electrified by 2019.
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|Next crossing upstream||River Thames||Next crossing downstream|
|Marlow By-pass Bridge (road)||Bourne End Railway Bridge||Cookham Bridge (road)|
|Next crossing upstream||Thames Path||Next crossing downstream|
|Bourne End Railway Bridge||southern bank
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