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Kingston Railway Bridge

Kingston Railway Bridge
South West Trains service crossing Kingston Railway Bridge
Carries Kingston-Richmond loop line
Crosses River Thames
Locale Kingston upon Thames
Material Steel
Height 22 feet 4 inches (6.81 m)[1]
Longest span 22 feet 11 inches (6.99 m)
Number of spans 5
Piers in water 2
Designer J W Jacomb Hood
Opened 1863

Kingston Railway Bridge in Kingston upon Thames, London, crosses the River Thames on the reach above Teddington Lock and carries the South West Trains looping branch line from London Waterloo to Shepperton and Richmond, linking Kingston and Hampton Wick stations. It was designed by J W Jacomb Hood and constructed in 1907, replacing a cast-iron bridge designed by J E Errington,[2] first discussed in 1860 and completed in 1863.[3] The bridge has five arches, three of which span the Thames; one arch on each side spans over dry land, and that on the Kingston side has a road underneath.

Queen Elizabeth and ceased generation in autumn 1980. Being close to the Thames, coal came up river by barge, and ash was sent away the same way.[4] The barge dock was constructed at Kingston Railway Bridge close to the present the upstream entrance to Canbury Gardens. A landscaping scheme has been developed to open up this section of riverside that has been closed to the public.[5]

See also


  1. ^ River Thames Alliance. Bridge heights on the River Thames.
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society
  5. ^ Thames Landscape Strategy
The railway bridge, with Kingston Bridge behind it, from downstream
Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Kingston Bridge (road) Kingston Railway Bridge Teddington Lock Footbridge (pedestrian)

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