Goring and Streatley Bridge
Goring and Streatley Bridge)
Goring and Streatley Bridge on the Goring side from Goring Lock
|Carries||B4009, Thames Path|
|Material||Timber and metal|
|Height||16 feet 11 inches (5.16 m)|
Goring and Streatley Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames in England. The bridge links the twin villages of Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and Streatley, Berkshire, and is adjacent to Goring Lock.
The present bridge was built in 1923, and is in two parts: The western bridge is from Streatley to an island in the river (overlooking The Swan hotel, once owned by Danny La Rue); The eastern bridge is from the island to Goring and overlooks Goring Lock. The bridge consists of timber struts supporting a metal roadway.
A bridge was first built here in 1837 being a flat timber bridge of beams on posts. Prior to this there was a ferry although occasionally people would ride across, even driving in a one-horse chaise. In 1674 the ferry turned over in the weir pool with the loss of sixty lives. In the 1970s a Citroën Dyane crashed through the railings at the Streatley end of the bridge landing on a concrete weir 16 feet below. The local Citroën dealer used the photo to illustrate the inherent strength of their upmarket 2CV
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|Moulsford Railway Bridge (railway)||Goring and Streatley Bridge
|Gatehampton Railway Bridge (railway)|
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