Tenfoot Bridge

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Tenfoot Bridge
Berkshire, Oxfordshire
Tenfoot Bridge.jpg
Tenfoot Bridge
Carrying: footpath
Crossing: River Thames
Grid reference: SU35369958
Location: 51°41’38"N, 1°29’23"W
Material: Wood

Tenfoot Bridge is a wooden footbridge across the upper River Thames, between Oxfordshire on the north bank and Berkshire on the south bank. It is situated on the reach above Shifford Lock and was built in 1869. It connects Buckland on the south bank to Chimney on the north.

The name derives from a pre-existing weir which had in it a flash lock ten feet wide. In 1867 there were complaints about the state of the weir bridge and after a dispute, the Thames Conservancy removed the weir and built the bridge two years later.[1]

The Thames Path passes the bridge on the north bank, but does not cross it. The path formerly crossed the bridge to Duxford south of the old course of the Thames.

See also


  1. Fred. S. Thacker The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs 1920 - republished 1968 David & Charles

Bridges and crossings on the River Thames
Old Man's Bridge Rushey Lock Tadpole Bridge Tenfoot Bridge Duxford / Shifford footbridge Newbridge Hart's Weir Footbridge