Tadpole bridge in December mist
|Maintained by||Oxfordshire County Council|
|Height||14 feet 10 inches (4.52 m)|
|No. of spans||1|
|Load limit||18 tonnes (18 long tons; 20 short tons)|
|Opened||late 18th century|
Tadpole Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, carrying a road between Bampton to the north and Buckland to the south. It crosses the Thames on the reach above Shifford Lock.
The bridge dates from the late 18th century, the earliest reference to it being in 1784. It is built of stone, and consists of one large arch.
There is a public house near Tadpole Bridge called The Trout. Thacker noted that at one time the legend over the door read "The Trout, kept by A. Herring". The Trout is now a hotel and gastropub.
The Thames Path crosses Tadpole Bridge.
- Thacker, Fred. S. (1968) . The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. p. not cited.
- The Trout at Tadpole Bridge
|Next crossing upstream||River Thames||Next crossing downstream|
|Rushey Lock (pedestrian)||Tadpole Bridge||Tenfoot Bridge (pedestrian)|
|Next crossing upstream||Thames Path||Next crossing downstream|
|Tadpole Bridge||northern bank
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