Maidenhead Railway Bridge

Paddington to Bristol and South Wales line
Maidenhead Railway Bridge, River Road, South Bucks SL6 0BB, United Kingdom
 
Maidenhead Railway Bridge is a minor waterways place on the River Thames (below Oxford) between Wargrave (18 miles and 5¼ furlongs and 7 locks to the west) and Racecourse Yacht Basin Entrance (Junction of the River Thames and the Clewer Mill Stream) (3 miles and ½ furlongs and 1 lock to the southeast).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Wargrave is Guards Club Island (The island is connected to Guards Club Park by a low cast-iron and wood footbridge which blocks the channel from navigation.); ½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Racecourse Yacht Basin Entrance is Maidenhead Reach; 2¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: JD Weatherspoons Pubs (6¾ furlongs away)

There is a bridge here which takes a railway over the canal.

 
There is a wonderful echo under the bridge
Copyright: Dick Skeet
Taken: 19 October 2003

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Nearest water point

Cookham Lock — 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Boveney Lock — 3 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Hurley Lock — 9 miles, 3 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Chertsey Lock — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Shiplake Lock — 19 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Thames Lock No 16 — 19 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Wey Navigation to Thames Lock No 16

Nearest rubbish disposal

Bray Lock — 1 mile away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Cookham Lock — 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Boveney Lock — 3 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Marlow Lock — 6 miles, 7½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hurley Lock — 9 miles, 3 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Bell Weir Lock — 12 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Hambleden Lock — 13 miles and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Penton Hook Lock — 15 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Marsh Lock — 16 miles, 3½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Shiplake Lock — 19 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Shepperton Lock — 19 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Cookham Lock — 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Boveney Lock — 3 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Hurley Lock — 9 miles, 3 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Shiplake Lock — 19 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Shepperton Lock — 19 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit

Nearest place to turn

Racecourse Yacht Basin Entrance — 3 miles, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Romney Lock Weir Entrance — 5 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Marlow Lock Weir Exit — 6 miles, 6 furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Romney Lock Weir Exit — 6 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Thames - Jubilee Junction (Windsor) — 6 miles, 7 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Temple Lock Weir Entrance — 8 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hurley Lock Weir Exit No 2 — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Old Windsor Lock Weir Exit — 9 miles, 5½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Hurley Lock Weir Entrance No 2 — 9 miles, 6 furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hambleden Marina — 12 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hambleden Weir Exit — 12 miles, 7 furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hambleden Lock Weir Entrance — 13 miles, ¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Marsh Lock Mill Weir Exit — 16 miles, 2 furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Thames - Hennerton Backwater Entrance No 3 — 17 miles and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Thames - Hennerton Backwater Entrance No 2 — 18 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Thames - Hennerton Backwater Entrance No 1 — 18 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Five Ways Junction — 19 miles, 5½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Wey Navigation to Five Ways Junction

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Boveney Lock — 3 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit

No information

CanalPlan has no information on any of the following facilities within range:
boatyard pump-out
 

Wikipedia has a page about Maidenhead Railway Bridge

Maidenhead Railway Bridge (also known as Maidenhead Viaduct, The Sounding Arch) is a single structure of two tall wide red brick arches buttressed by two over-land smaller arches carrying the Great Western main line (GWML) over the River Thames between Maidenhead, Berkshire and Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. It crosses the river on the Maidenhead-Bray Reach which is between Boulter's Lock and Bray Lock and is near-centrally rooted in the downstream end of a very small island.

The Maidenhead Bridge was designed by the Great Western Railway Company's engineer, the noted mechanical and civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and it was completed in 1838, but not brought into use until 1 July 1839. While it was being constructed, the innovative low-rise arches of the structure attracted considerable criticism and controversy surrounding their alleged lack of stability; as a result, the centring for the arches was left in place until its destruction during a heavy storm in late 1839, yet the arches stayed up, effectively vindicating Brunel's design. During 1861, dual-gauge track was installed across the structure, allowing both broad gauge and standard gauge services to cross it. During the late 1890s, the bridge was widened on either side to allow the structure to carry an arrangement of four standard gauge tracks, a task which was supervised by the civil engineer Sir John Fowler, who placed a high level of importance upon preserving the bridge's original design and appearance.

Today, the Maidenhead Bridge forms a key crossing along the eastern section of the Great Western main line, allowing trains to proceed to and from the line's terminus in the capital, London Paddington station. During the 2010s, the tracks across the structure were provisioned with overhead line equipment and associated infrastructure as to allow electric traction to use the route. The Maidenhead Bridge features in Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway, painted by Turner during 1844 and now in the National Gallery, London. It is approximate to the finish line of an annual day of rowing races, known as the Maidenhead Regatta. The Thames towpath passes directly under the right-hand arch (facing upstream), which is also known as the Sounding Arch as a result of its spectacular echo. During July 2012, the Maidenhead Railway Bridge was upgraded to a Grade I listed structure in light of its historical importance; to this day, the arches of the structure remain the flattest to have ever been constructed.

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Information retrieved Saturday 6 July 2019 at 12:23
Pub
Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Coppa Club
    The Picturehouse, Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead, SL6 1RR — 1123 yards to the west.
Police Station
French Restaurant
Pizza Place
  • Pizza Express
    2-4 Bridge Street, Maidenhead, SL6 8BJ — 1141 yards to the west.
Publisher
Thai Restaurant
  • Thai Orchid
    2 Ray Mead Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 8NJ — 441 yards to the north.
Business Service
British Restaurant
Dance & Night Club
Park
  • Guards Club Park
    Guards Club Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 8 — 177 yards to the northwest.
Sports & Recreation
Outdoor Recreation
Bar
  • Blue River Cafe (Cafe)
    The Thames Riviera Hotel, Bridge Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 8DW — 314 yards to the north.
  • 15 Queen Street (Restaurant)
    15 Queen St, Maidenhead, SL6 1 — 1411 yards to the west.
Lake
  • Taplow Lake (Sports & Recreation, Landmark & Historical Place)
    Amerden lane, Taplow,, Maidenhead, SL6 0EA — 676 yards to the east.
Religious Organization
Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue
Train Station
Steakhouse
Landmark & Historical Place
  • Taplow Court
    Maidenhead, SL6 0ER — 1471 yards to the north.
Soccer Stadium
Local Business
Go-Kart Track
Bridge
  • Maidenhead Bridge (Landmark & Historical Place)
    Maidenhead — 241 yards to the north.
Recreation Center
Hotel
Amateur Sports Team
Neighborhood
  • Taplow (Geo Entity)
    Taplow — 1475 yards to the east.
Bookstore
  • Home based
    hanuman nagar nai basti satna m.p., Satna, 485005 — 1215 yards to the west.
Movie Theater
Cafe
  • Lake House Café (Lake)
    Taplow Lake, Amerden Lane (enter via A4 next to Sytner BMW), Taplow, SL6 0EA — 650 yards to the east.
Performance & Event Venue
Borough
Caterer
GymPhysical Fitness Center
  • Magnet Leisure Centre (Public Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool & Hot Tub Service)
    Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, SL6 8AW — 1359 yards to the west.
Sports
Information retrieved Saturday 6 July 2019 at 12:23