Teddington Lock Footbridges

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Teddington Lock Footbridge (West)
TeddBridge.JPG
The western suspension bridge
Coordinates 51°25′53″N 0°19′26″W / 51.4315°N 0.3239°W / 51.4315; -0.3239Coordinates: 51°25′53″N 0°19′26″W / 51.4315°N 0.3239°W / 51.4315; -0.3239
CarriesFootpath
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleTeddington
Heritage statusGrade II listed structure[1]
Characteristics
DesignSuspension
MaterialIron
History
DesignerG. Pooley
Opened1889
Teddington Lock Footbridge (East)
TeddBridge02.JPG
The eastern girder bridge
Coordinates 51°25′53″N 0°19′26″W / 51.4315°N 0.3239°W / 51.4315; -0.3239Coordinates: 51°25′53″N 0°19′26″W / 51.4315°N 0.3239°W / 51.4315; -0.3239
CarriesFootpath
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleHam
Heritage statusGrade II listed structure[1]
Characteristics
DesignTruss bridge
MaterialIron
Height18 feet 4 inches (5.59 m)[2]
History
DesignerG. Pooley
Opened1889

Teddington Lock Footbridge consists of two separate bridges across the River Thames in England situated just upstream of Teddington Lock at Teddington. There is a small island between the bridges.

The two footbridges were built between 1887 and 1889, funded by donations from local residents and businesses. They replaced a ferry which gave its name to Ferry Road at Teddington. The western bridge consists of a suspension bridge crossing the weir stream and linking the island to Teddington. The eastern bridge is an iron girder bridge crossing the lock cut and linking the island to Ham on the Surrey bank.

In recent years wooden ramps have been added to the approach to the bridge on the Ham side and to the middle part on the small island so that cycles and pushchairs etc. can avoid the steps up to and down from that section of the bridge.

From this point downstream the Thames Path runs on both sides of the river and upstream it runs on the Surrey side only.

The footbridges are both Grade II listed.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Teddington Lock Footbridges (1391392)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ River Thames Alliance. Bridge heights on the River Thames. Archived 24 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Kingston Railway Bridge (railway) Teddington Lock Footbridges Hammerton's Ferry (pedestrian)
Next crossing upstream Thames Path Next crossing downstream
southern bank
Kingston Bridge
Teddington Lock Footbridges both banks
all crossings to the Thames Barrier

Coordinates: 51°25′53″N 0°19′26″W / 51.4315°N 0.3239°W / 51.4315; -0.3239