Hart's Weir Footbridge

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Hart's Weir Footbridge
Hart's Weir Footbridge.jpg
Coordinates51°42′23″N 1°23′36″W / 51.706487°N 1.393298°W / 51.706487; -1.393298Coordinates: 51°42′23″N 1°23′36″W / 51.706487°N 1.393298°W / 51.706487; -1.393298
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleAppleton, Oxfordshire
Height10 feet 9 inches (3.28 m)
No. of spans1

Hart's Weir Footbridge is a single-span concrete footbridge across the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. Locally, it is also known as Rainbow Bridge, due to its rainbow-arc appearance as seen from the horizon. It is situated on the reach above Northmoor Lock, the nearest village being Appleton, Oxfordshire to the east.

The bridge was built in 1879 on the site of a weir that was removed a year later. Then known as Hart’s Weir, it had previously been Ridge’s, Langley’s, Cock’s, Rudge’s, and Butler’s Weir.[1] Sixteen years later Northmoor Lock was built downstream.

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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
Newbridge (road) Hart's Weir Footbridge Pinkhill Lock (pedestrian)