Reading Bridge

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Reading Bridge
Reading Bridge.jpg
Reading Bridge viewed from the south bank
Coordinates51°27′39.5″N 0°58′04.5″W / 51.460972°N 0.967917°W / 51.460972; -0.967917Coordinates: 51°27′39.5″N 0°58′04.5″W / 51.460972°N 0.967917°W / 51.460972; -0.967917
CrossesRiver Thames
OwnerReading Borough Council
Maintained byReading Borough Council
Height17 feet 8 inches (5.38 m)[1]
No. of spans1

Reading Bridge is a road bridge over the River Thames at Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The bridge links the centre of Reading on the south bank with the Lower Caversham area of the cross-river suburb, and former village, of Caversham on the north bank. It crosses the river a short way above Caversham Lock.

The current bridge is the first on the site, and was built in 1923 as part of the political accommodation when Reading absorbed Caversham. Before then the only road crossing between the two places was at the much more historic Caversham Bridge site some half mile upstream.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ River Thames Alliance. Bridge heights on the River Thames.

External links[edit]

Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Christchurch Bridge Reading Bridge
Grid reference: SU717740
Caversham Lock (pedestrian)