- Kew Railway Bridge
Kew Railway Bridge spans the
River Thamesbetween Kewand Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick. The bridge was designed by W.R. Galbraithand built by Brassey & Ogilvie for the London and South Western Railway. The bridge is part of an extension to the latter company's railway line from Acton Junctionto Richmond. The bridge was opened in 1869and consists of 5 Wrought ironlattice girder spans of 35 metres each. The cast iron piers are decorated in three stages and can be seen from inside a passing train.
The bridge carries 2 tracks which are electrified with both
third railand London Undergroundstyle fourth rail. It is now owned by Network Railand used by North London Linepassenger trains running between Richmond and Stratford.The same tracks are also used by London Underground's District Linetrains running between Richmond and Upminster.
The Dalek Invasion of Earth", an episode of the BBC's " Doctor Who", the TARDISmaterializes under the Kew Railway Bridge, where it is subsequently trapped when the bridge collapses.
Crossings of the River Thames
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