Thames Bridges

The River Thames is Great Britain's second longest river. It stretches for 215 miles from its source in the Cotswold Hills to the open sea near Southend in Essex. For most of its length it is traversed by bridges both small and large, which carry motorised transport, walkers and cyclists over the Thames.

This section of the River Thames Guide aims to pinpoint the locations of the various bridges over the Thames, and to describe their use or highlight their historical, architectural or other merits.

The artist Doug Myers has kindly agreed to the reproduction of several of his beautiful paintings of the bridges across the River Thames to illustrate my text. I acknlowedge with thanks his generous contribution to the project. If you want to see more of Doug Myer's work, visit

Bridges Across The Thames from Thameshead to Dartford Researched and written by Jeannette Briggs

Section 1: Thames Head to Lechlade: The A433 at Thameshead, The A429 near Kemble, Parker’s Bridge Mill Farm Ewen, Neigh Bridge Somerford Keynes, Waterhay Bridge Bournelake Bridge, The A419 Ermine Way Footbridge at Eysey, Footbridge at Water Eaton, Castle Eaton Bridge, Kempsford Road Bridge.

Section 2: Lechlade to Eynsham: Ha’penny Bridge Lechlade, St John’s Bridge Lechlade, Footbridge at Bloomer’s Hole, Footbridge at Eaton, Radcot Bridge, Old Man’s Bridge Grafton, Rushy Lock Footbridge, Tadpole Bridge, Bampton Tenfoot Footbridge, Newbridge Road Bridge, Hartsweir Footbridge, Swinford Toll Bridge.

Section 3: 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 4: Oxford to Wallingford: Abingdon Bridge Culham Lock Footbridge Sutton Bridge Appleford Rail Bridge Cliftton Hampden Bridge Little Wittenham Bridge Shillingford Bridge Wallingford Bridge

Section 5: Wallingford to Reading: Moulsford Rail Bridge Goring Bridge Gatehampton Railway Bridge Whitchurch Bridge Caversham Bridge Reading Bridge

Section 6: 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 7: 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 8: Walton on Thames to Teddington: Walton Bridge Hampton Court Bridge Kingston Bridge Kingston Rail Bridge Teddington Footbridge

Section 9: 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 11: Westminster to Tower Bridge – and Beyond…:. Hungerford 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 in particular to artist Doug Myers and also 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.

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

Researched and written by Jeannette Briggs