Galton Bridge (grid reference ) is a canal bridge in Smethwick, West Midlands, England built by Thomas Telford in 1829. It spans Telford's Birmingham Canal Navigations New Main Line carrying Roebuck Lane. It has a single span of 150 feet (46 m). Originally a road bridge it is now restricted to pedestrians. It is a Grade I listed building, and lends its name to the adjacent Smethwick Galton Bridge railway station.
It is similar to Holt Fleet Bridge, Telford's Grade II listed bridge over the River Severn at Holt in Worcestershire and was named after Samuel Tertius Galton of the BCN committee. It was cast by Horseley Ironworks.
Details of Galton Bridge
1905 painting by Edward R. Taylor
- Historic England. "Galton Bridge including attached railway bridge span... (1214833)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
- Historic England. "Holt Fleet Bridge (1301888)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
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- Galton Bridge at Structurae
- Photographs of the bridge today at the Wayback Machine (archived 8 February 2007)