Osney Rail Bridge

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Osney Rail Bridge
Carrying: Cherwell Valley Line
Crossing: River Thames
Location: 51°44’50"N, 1°16’2"W
Material: Iron

Osney Rail Bridge is a railway bridge over the River Thames at Oxford. It carries the Cherwell Valley Line between Didcot and Oxford across the river on the reach between Iffley Lock and Osney Lock.

The original bridge was built in 1850, when the Great Western Railway built a new line from its original Oxford station at Grandpont to Rugby.[1] The north side of the bridge was on the island which was then called Osney. A second bridge was built in 1887 within a foot or so of the first bridge.[2]

The bridge is maintained by Network Rail, who refer to the bridge as River Isis Crossing.[3]

See also


  1. Chance, Eleanor; Colvin, Christina; Cooper, Janet; Day, C.J.; Hassall, T.G.; Selwyn, Nesta (1979). A History of the County of Oxford. Volume 4: Communications. UK: Victoria County History. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22808. 
  2. Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide: Osney Railway Bridge, UK.
  3. Oxford Area Flood Information Guidance Booklet, Oxford City Council, page 45.

Bridges and crossings on the River Thames
Godstow Bridge Medley Footbridge Osney Bridge Osney Rail Bridge Gasworks Bridge Grandpont Bridge Folly Bridge