Isis Bridge

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Isis Bridge
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Isis Bridge from downstream
Coordinates 51°43′30″N 1°14′30″W / 51.724893°N 1.241687°W / 51.724893; -1.241687Coordinates: 51°43′30″N 1°14′30″W / 51.724893°N 1.241687°W / 51.724893; -1.241687
Carries A423 road
Crosses River Thames
Locale Oxford
Maintained by Oxfordshire County Council[1]
Characteristics
Design Continuous three girder spans
Material Steel with composite reinforced concrete slab deck
Height 16 feet 6 inches (5.03 m)[2]
No. of spans 3
History
Designer British Constructional Steelwork Association, for Oxfordshire C.C. as agent for Dept. of Transport
Opened 1965

Isis Bridge is a modern road bridge across the River Thames just south of Oxford, England. It carries the Oxford Ring Road, part of the A423 road, across the Thames on the reach between Sandford Lock and Iffley Lock.

The bridge was built in the 1960s and opened to road traffic in 1965 when the section of the ring road between South Hinksey and Heyford Hill was opened.[3] It is a single arch structure,[4] built of 5,000m² steel by British Constructional Steelwork Association for Oxfordshire County Council who are responsible for its maintenance.[1] The bridge required a full wet and dry blast and coating system to the steelwork in 2003 when it was also strengthened.[5]

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Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Iffley Lock (pedestrian) Isis Bridge Kennington Railway Bridge (railway)