Gatehampton Railway Bridge

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Gatehampton Railway Bridge
Berkshire, Oxfordshire
Gatehampton Railway Bridge from the upstream bank
Carrying: Great Western Main Line
Crossing: River Thames
Location: 51°30’42"N, 1°7’41"W
Design: Arch
Material: Brick
Built 1838

Gatehampton Railway Bridge is a railway bridge carrying the Great Western Main Line over the River Thames betweeen Lower Basildon, Berkshire and Gatehampton Farm, Oxfordshire. It takes the line between the stations at Goring and Streatley and Pangbourne, and crosses the Thames on the reach between Whitchurch Lock and Goring Lock.

Despite being named after Gatehampton Farm on the Oxfordshire bank, the majority of the bridge lies in Berkshire as the county border follows the northern bank here.


The brick bridge was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1838, at the same time as Maidenhead Railway Bridge and Moulsford Railway Bridge.

See also

Bridges and crossings on the River Thames
Winterbrook Bridge Moulsford Railway Bridge Goring and Streatley Bridge Gatehampton Railway Bridge Whitchurch Bridge Reading Festival Bridge Caversham Bridge
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