Gatehampton Railway Bridge

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Gatehampton Railway Bridge
2008-05 Gatehampton Railway Bridge.JPG
Gatehampton Railway Bridge
Coordinates51°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
CarriesGreat Western Main Line
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleLower Basildon, Berkshire
Characteristics
DesignArch
MaterialBrick
Height22 feet 10 inches (6.96 m)[1]
Piers in water2
History
DesignerIsambard Kingdom Brunel
Opened1838

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.

History[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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)