Appleford Railway Bridge

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Appleford Railway Bridge
Berkshire, Oxfordshire
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Appleford Railway Bridge
Carrying: Cherwell Valley Line
Crossing: River Thames
Location: 51°38’38"N, 1°14’25"W
Design: Bow and string
Material: Iron
Built 1844

Appleford Railway Bridge carries the Cherwell Valley railway line from Didcot to Oxford across the River Thames near the village of Appleford-on-Thames. It crosses the Thames on the reach between Clifton Lock and Culham Lock. The bridge was under construction in December 1843.[1]

The line crosses the Thames three times, firstly by means of the Appleford bridge between Appleford in Berkshire and Culham in Oxfordshire. The Nuneham Railway Bridge takes the railway back into Berkshire at Radley, before crossing once again into Oxfordshire at Oxford.

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  1. Thacker, Fred. S. (1968) [1920]. The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. p. not cited. 
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