Thames Bridges

The River Thames is our second longest river stretching for 210+ miles from its source in the Cotswold Hills to the open sea near Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
This section of the River Thames Guide pinpoints the locations of most of the bridges over the Thames and describes their use and highlights their historical, architectural or other merits.

For Thames Cruises, Boat Hire, Boating Holidays, or other Boating Sections go to Thames Boating


Section Researched and written by Jeannette Briggs with photos from Simon and Stephen Worsfold together with others, with grateful thanks. 

Section 1:
Thames Head to Eynsham: Thameshead, Kemble, Neigh Bridge Somerford Keynes, Waterhay,Bournelake, Ermine Way, Castle Eaton , Kempsford Bridge with.Ha’penny Bridge and St John’s at Lechlade, Radcot, Old Man’s Bridge Grafton, Tadpole , Newbridge and Swinford Toll Bridge plus footbridges at Eysey,Water Eaton, Eaton , Rushy Lock , Bampton Tenfoot and Hartsweir, .

Section 2: Eynsham to Oxford: Godstow Bridge Medley Footbridge Godstow Bridge Osney Bridge Oxford Folly Bridge Oxford Donnington Bridge Oxford Isis Bridge Oxford Kennington and Nuneham Rail Bridges

Section 3: Oxford to Wallingford: Abingdon Bridge Culham Lock Footbridge Sutton Bridge Appleford Rail Bridge Cliftton Hampden Bridge Little Wittenham Bridge Shillingford Bridge Wallingford Bridge

Section 4: Wallingford to Reading: Moulsford Rail Bridge Goring Bridge Gatehampton Railway Bridge Whitchurch Bridge Caversham Bridge Reading Bridge

Section 5: Reading to Maidenhead: Sonning Bridge Shiplake Bridge Henley Bridge Temple Footbridge Marlow Bridge Marlow By-pass Road Bridge Bourne End Railway and Footbridge Cookham Bridge Maidenhead Bridge Brunel Railway Bridge Thames Bridge (M4) Bray

Section 6: Maidenhead to Walton on Thames: Windsor and Eton By-pass Bridge Windsor Railway Bridge Windsor Bridge Black Potts Railway Bridge Victoria Bridge Albert Bridge Ham Bridge Egham Road Bridge Staines Bridge Staines Railway Bridge Chertsey Bridge

Section 7: Walton on Thames to Teddington: Walton Bridge Hampton Court Bridge Kingston Bridge Kingston Rail Bridge Teddington Footbridge

Section 8: Teddington to Chelsea: Richmond Bridge Richmond Rail Bridge Twickenham Bridge Kew Bridge Kew Rail Bridge Chiswick Bridge Barnes Railway Bridge Hammersmith Suspension Bridge Putney Bridge Fulham Railway Bridge Battersea Railway Bridge Wandsworth Bridge Battersea Bridge Albert Bridge

Section 10: Chelsea to Westminster: Chelsea Bridge Grosvenor Railway Bridge Vauxhall Bridge Lambeth Bridge Westminster Bridge

Section 9: Westminster to Tower Bridge – and Beyond…:. Hungerford Rail Bridge Waterloo Bridge Blackfriars Bridge Blackfriars Rail Bridge Millennium Bridge Southwark Bridge Cannon Street Rail Bridge London Bridge Tower Bridge Queen Elizabeth II Bridge


Thanks to artist Doug Myers and to GEO projects UK Ltd for their publication "Thames - The River and the Path", Collins Get Mapping - "The Thames from Source to Sea", Fred Thacker - "Thames Highway" and countless Local Authority tourist publicity leaflets - all of which provided inspiration for what has been a most enjoyable voyage of discovery.

We would be grateful to receive any additional information which improves the detail contained in the project.Contact us