Bridges which cross the River Thames - Caversham Bridge to Tower Bridge in London.

Having collected lots of water from various smaller rivers The River Thames from Reading on into London becomes ever wider and therefore bridges crossing the river are quite long sometimes multi-spanned structures. There are still some beautiful quite old bridges to look at between Caversham and Kew Bridge but also quite a few more modern concrete and quite featureless motorway and trunk road affairs too. One bridge on the way is of particular note - the beautiful Maidenhead Railway Bridge which was constructed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Please also take a look at our other topic which shows the smaller and often mediaeval bridges which cross the River Thames between Lechlade and Whitchurch.
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Caversham Bridge and the River Thames - Berkshire, England.
Caversham Bridge
Reading Bridge's Arches - River Thames, England.
Reading Bridge
Reading Bridge crossing The Thames - England.
Reading Bridge
Henley Bridge - River Thames in England.
Henley Bridge
The River Thames being crossed by Henley Bridge - England.
Henley Bridge
Marlow Suspension Bridge - The Thames in England.
Marlow
Suspension Bridge
Marlow Suspension Bridge spanning The River Thames, England.
Marlow Suspension Bridge
Undeneath Marlow's Suspension Bridge, The River Thames in England.
Marow Suspension Bridge

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's marvellous Maidenhead Railway Bridge.

One of Brunels's masterpeices - it was built to carry two Great Western Railway broad gauge railway lines over the Thames on the route from Paddington out to the West Country. The requirement was for the bridge to be able to span both the Thame's towpath and the navigation channel. Commenced in 1837, Brunel designed and constructed two brick arches which had a span of 128 feet but with a rise of just 24 feet - these were the widest and flatest such spans in the world. First used in 1839, later in the 1890s the bridge was widened to accommodate four standard gauge railway lines. Despite a fair amount of optimism about the design and durability of such a construction the bridge remains in full use today. One can only imagine what a picture a GWR King or Hall steam engine hauling it's carriages at high speed over The Thames must have looked like.
Maidenhead Bridge with it's excellent arches going over The River Thames, England.
Maidenhead
Bridge
Maidenhead railway bridge spanning the River Thames in England.
Maidenhead
Railway Bridge
Windsor Girder Railway Bridge over The Thames in England.
Windsor
Railway Bridge
Black Potts railway bridge crossing The River Thames near Windsor, England.
Black Potts
Railway Bridge
Victoria Bridge over The River Thames, England.
Victoria Bridge
Albert Bridge spanning the River Thames in England.
Albert Bridge
Staines Bridge - River Thames in England.
Staines Bridge
Chertsey Bridge crossing The River Thames in England.
Chertsey Bridge
Hampton Court Bridge - River Thames, Surrey, England.
Hampton Court Bridge
Hampton Court Bridge and it's arches - over The Thames in England.
Hampton Court Bridge
Kingston Upon Thames Bridge over The River Thames in England.
Kingston upon Thames Bridge
Richmond Bridge over The River Thames, England.
Richmond Bridge
Richmond Railway Bridge over The Thames in England.
Richmond Railway Bridge
Twickenham Bridge in England as it spans The Thames.
Twickenham Bridge
Kew Bridge over The Thames - England.
Kew Bridge
Kew Railway Bridge - River Thames, London.
Kew Railway Bridge
Kew Railway Bridge - River Thames, London.
Kew Railway Bridge
Chiswick Bridge - River Thames, London.
Chiswick Bridge
Barnes Bridge - River Thames, London.
Barnes Bridge
Hammersmith Bridge - River Thames, London.
Hammersmith Bridge
Putney Bridge - River Thames, London.
Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge - River Thames, London.
Putney Bridge
Fulham Railway Bridge crossing The Thames in London.
Fulham Railway Bridge
Wandsworth Bridge spanning The River Thames - London.
Wandsworth Bridge
Battersea Bridge - River Thames, London.
Battersea Bridge
Albert Bridge London - River Thames, London.
Albert Bridge London
Albert Bridge London - River Thames, London.
Albert Bridge London
Chelsea Bridge over The River Thames in London.
Chelsea Bridge
Grosvenor Bridge - River Thames, London.
Grosvenor Bridge
Grosvenor Bridge - River Thames, London.
Grosvenor Bridge
Vauxhall Bridge - River Thames, London.
Vauxhall Bridge
Lambeth Bridge - River Thames, London.
Lambeth Bridge
Westminster Bridge - River Thames, London.
Westminster Bridge
Hungerford Bridge (London) - crossing The River Thames.
Hungerford Bridge
Waterloo Bridge - River Thames, London.
Waterloo Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge - River Thames, London.
Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Railways Bridge - River Thames, London.
Blackfriars Railways Bridge
Millenium Bridge - River Thames, London.
Millenium Bridge
Southwark Bridge - River Thames, London.
Southwark Bridge
Cannon Street Railway Bridge - River Thames, London.
Cannon Street Railway Bridge

Generally about Tower Bridge in London, England.

Initially designed by Sir Horace Jones, engineered by Sir John Wolfe Barry and officially opened by The Prince of Wales in 1894, Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge (i.e. a drawbridge) and has two towers which are built onto two huge piers. The original design clad the bridge's steelwork with Portland stone and Cornish granite in order to fit the bridge into the surrounding area - in particular the adjacent Tower of London. Following the death of Horace Jones in 1887 Mr George D. Stevenson was appointed as designer and he had the facade altered into a Gothic style which really did (and does) fit in beautifully with the Tower of London.
London Bridge - River Thames, London.
London Bridge
Tower Bridge seen from the River Thames upstream.
Tower Bridge
One of the towers at Tower Bridge in London.
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge in London - looking beautiful as always.
Tower Bridge
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