Temple Footbridge

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Temple Footbridge
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Temple Footbridge from near Temple Lock
Carries Thames Path
Crosses River Thames
Locale Hurley, Berkshire
Characteristics
Material Wood
Total length 88 yards (80 m)
Height 21 feet 3 inches (6.48 m)[1]
No. of spans 1
History
Opened 1989

Temple Footbridge is a pedestrian bridge near Hurley, Berkshire across the River Thames in England. It connects the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire banks. It crosses the Thames just above Temple Lock.

The bridge was built in 1989[2] specifically for walkers on the Thames Path. Formerly there was a ferry at this point which took the towpath across the river when it was used for towing barges.[3] At 88 yards, it is the longest hardwood bridge in Britain.

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Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Hambledon Lock
(pedestrian) 
Temple Footbridge
Grid reference: SU718740
Marlow Bridge
(road)


Next crossing upstream Thames Path Next crossing downstream
southern bank
Henley Bridge 
Temple Footbridge
Grid reference: SU718740
northern bank
Bourne End Railway Bridge 

Coordinates: 51°33′07″N 0°47′49″W / 51.552°N 0.797°W / 51.552; -0.797