Maidenhead Railway Bridge
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.
|Grass Eyot||4¼ furlongs|
|Moorings below Boulters Lock||3¼ furlongs|
|Bridge Eyot||2½ furlongs|
|Maidenhead Bridge||1¼ furlongs|
|Guards Club Island||½ furlongs|
|Maidenhead Railway Bridge|
|Maidenhead Reach||2¾ furlongs|
|Bray Mill Weir Entrance||5¼ furlongs|
|Headpile Eyot||6½ furlongs|
|Bray Lock Weir Entrance||7¼ furlongs|
|Bray Lock||1 mile|
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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.
- Wetherspoons,the Bear ,maidenhead (Restaurant)
8-10 High St, Maidenhead, SL6 1 — 1257 yards to the west.
- Coppa Club
The Picturehouse, Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead, SL6 1RR — 1123 yards to the west.
- Maidenhead Police Station
Bridge Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 8LP — 1049 yards to the northwest.
- Roux at Skindles
Taplow Riverside, Mill Lane,, Maidenhead, SL6 0AA — 349 yards to the north.
- The Waterside Inn, Bray
Ferry Road, Bray, Maidenhead, SL6 2AT — 1474 yards to the south.
- Pizza Express
2-4 Bridge Street, Maidenhead, SL6 8BJ — 1141 yards to the west.
- Big Finish Productions (Retail Company)
Maidenhead — 1059 yards to the west.
- Thai Orchid
2 Ray Mead Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 8NJ — 441 yards to the north.
- Maidenhead,London, England
Maidenhead — 1574 yards to the southwest.
- The Fat Duck Restaurant (European Restaurant)
High St, Bray, SL6 2AQ — 1612 yards to the south.
- The Hind's Head, Bray (Cocktail Bar)
High Street, Bray, SL6 2AB — 1587 yards to the south.
- Boulters Terrace Bar (Wine Bar, European Restaurant)
Boulter's Lock Island, Maidenhead, SL6 8PE — 1470 yards to the north.
- Boulters Riverside Brasserie (Pub)
Boulters Cottages, Maidenhead, SL6 8TR — 1471 yards to the north.
- Pitchers Nightclub (Bar, Restaurant)
Maidenhead — 1569 yards to the west.
- Guards Club Park
Guards Club Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 8 — 177 yards to the northwest.
- Boulter's Lock
Maidenhead, SL6 8 — 1476 yards to the north.
- Dorney Olympic Rowing Lake
Maidenhead — 743 yards to the south.
- 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.
- Taplow Lake (Sports & Recreation, Landmark & Historical Place)
Amerden lane, Taplow,, Maidenhead, SL6 0EA — 676 yards to the east.
- Soka Gakkai International - UK
Taplow Ct, Maidenhead, SL6 0ER — 1527 yards to the north.
- Maidenhead Rugby Club
Braywick Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1BN — 1569 yards to the southwest.
- Maidenhead railway station (Railroad Company, Transit Stop)
Maidenhead, SL6 1EW — 1636 yards to the west.
- Taplow railway station (Transportation Service, City)
Maidenhead, SL6 0 — 1545 yards to the east.
- Miller and Carter Steakhouse Taplow (British Restaurant)
Bath Road, Taplow, SL6 0AJ — 830 yards to the east.
- Taplow Court
Maidenhead, SL6 0ER — 1471 yards to the north.
- York Road Stadium
23-33 York Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1SF — 1289 yards to the west.
- Mordor Eye of Sauron
1 Eye of Sauron way, Deaths Door, Surrounded by Orks, Maidenhead, SL6 1 — 1475 yards to the west.
- Beconscot Model Village
Beaconsfield — 844 yards to the southwest.
- Maidenhead Town Hall
St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1 — 1262 yards to the west.
- Absolutely Karting
Stafferton Way, Maidenhead — 1013 yards to the west.
- Maidenhead Bridge (Landmark & Historical Place)
Maidenhead — 241 yards to the north.
- Maidenhead Roller Disco
Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, SL6 8AW — 1350 yards to the west.
- Thames Riviera Hotel (Food & Beverage)
Thames Riviera Hotel, The Bridge, Maidenhead, Berkshire, Maidenhead, SL6 8DW — 326 yards to the north.
- The Thames Hotel in Maidenhead (Bar)
Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, SL68 — 681 yards to the north.
- Arthaus International -River Arts Club- (Bed and Breakfast)
Oldfield, Guards Club Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8DN — 214 yards to the northwest.
- Maidenhead Rowing Club (Sports Club)
Boat House, River Rd, Maidenhead, SL60AT — 229 yards to the north.
- Taplow (Geo Entity)
Taplow — 1475 yards to the east.
- Home based
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- ODEON Luxe Maidenhead
42-44 King Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1DY — 1617 yards to the west.
- Lake House Café (Lake)
Taplow Lake, Amerden Lane (enter via A4 next to Sytner BMW), Taplow, SL6 0EA — 650 yards to the east.
- The Ivy Club
Maidenhead — 1258 yards to the northwest.
- Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (Region, Public & Government Service)
1282 yards to the west.
- Roux At Skindles
Maidenhead, SL6 0 — 1204 yards to the northeast.
- Magnet Leisure Centre (Public Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool & Hot Tub Service)
Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, SL6 8AW — 1359 yards to the west.
- Braywick Sports & Recreation
Maidenhead — 1438 yards to the southwest.