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Kew Railway Bridge
River Thames, Strand on the Green, London
associated engineer
W.R. Galbraith
date  opened 1st January 1869
era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  TQ194775
ICE reference number  HEW 2256
Kew Railway Bridge was built by the London & South Western Railway Company to enable it to extend its service from South Acton Junction to Richmond.
The rail company obtained an Act of Parliament in 1864 to allow work to go ahead. The bridge was designed by W.R. Galbraith.
The structure consists of three river spans, each 35m in length, and an approach span each side. The river spans are composed of wrought iron lattice girder trusses, and are supported on four pairs of cast iron cylinder piers with decorative cast iron caps. These caps neatly form the junctions between the trusses.
Contractors: Brassey & Ogilvie
reference sources   CEH Lond

Kew Railway Bridge