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Report - Rewley Road Swing Bridge, Oxford, April 2013



PCWOX

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Some information from wikipedia Rewley Road Swing Bridge is a disused railway swing bridge over Sheepwash Channel in West Oxford, England.

The bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and built in 1850–1. It was reconstructed in 1890 and 1906, latterly using steel girders. The bridge closed to passenger traffic in 1951 and to goods in 1984.
The swing bridge was for the former Buckinghamshire Railway line of London and North Western Railway that used to serve the Oxford Rewley Road railway station (later London, Midland and Scottish Railway, LMS), which was on the site of the Saïd Business School. It is close to Rewley Road Bridge to the east and Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge to the west, which also cross Sheepwash Channel
The bridge is one of only two swing bridges in England that are scheduled monuments. As of 2013, it is due to be restored by the Oxford Preservation Trust, English Heritage, Network Rail (the owners), and other partners.

Wasn't sure whether this was worthy of a report or not, but I found the site interesting to see. This is not a big site. Nor is it the most exciting site you will see. But it is as far as I am aware a unique surviving piece of railway engineering so it is worth a visit.

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Some photos of the winding gears
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