Castle Eaton Bridge

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Castle Eaton Bridge
Bridge over the Thames at Castle Eaton - geograph.org.uk - 2395656.jpg
Coordinates 51°39′39″N 1°47′33″W / 51.6609661°N 1.7926377°W / 51.6609661; -1.7926377Coordinates: 51°39′39″N 1°47′33″W / 51.6609661°N 1.7926377°W / 51.6609661; -1.7926377
Carries Minor road
Crosses River Thames
Locale Castle Eaton, Wiltshire
Characteristics
Design Girder
Material Iron
No. of spans 1
History
Opened 1893

Castle Eaton Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames in England at Castle Eaton in Wiltshire. It carries a minor road between Cricklade, 4 miles to the southwest, and Kempsford 1½ miles to the east.

The iron girder bridge with brick piers was built in 1893 with materials supplied by iron founders E Finch & Sons of Chepstow. It was described by Fred Thacker in 1920 "The present deplorable iron trough ... The Conservancy is often blamed for its hideousness; their responsibility amounts only to acquiescence; I understand the Swindon District Board was the actual artist".[1] It was strengthened in 2001.

The bridge it replaced was of timber with stone piers and stone causeway.

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  1. ^ Fred. S Thacker The Thames Highway Vol II Locks and Weirs 1920
Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Water Eaton House Bridge (pedestrian) Castle Eaton Bridge Hannington Bridge (road)