Castle Eaton Bridge

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Castle Eaton Bridge
Bridge over the Thames at Castle Eaton - - 2395656.jpg
Carrying: Minor road
Crossing: River Thames
Location: 51°39’39"N, 1°47’33"W
Design: Girder
Material: Iron
Built 1893

Castle Eaton Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames at Castle Eaton in Wiltshire. It carries a minor road between Cricklade, four miles to the south-west, and Kempsford 1½ miles to the east.

The iron girder bridge with brick piers was built in 1893 with materials supplied by iron founders E. Finch & Sons of Chepstow. It was described by Fred Thacker in 1920 "The present deplorable iron trough ... The [Thames] Conservancy is often blamed for its hideousness; their responsibility amounts only to acquiescence; I understand the Swindon District Board was the actual artist".[1] It was strengthened in 2001.

The bridge it replaced was of timber with stone piers and stone causeway.

See also


  1. Fred. S Thacker The Thames Highway Vol II Locks and Weirs 1920

Bridges and crossings on the River Thames
A419 Road Bridge Eysey Footbridge Water Eaton House Bridge Castle Eaton Bridge Hannington Bridge Footbridge Halfpenny Bridge