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Maidenhead Bridge

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Maidenhead Bridge
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From:  London
To:  Maidenhead
Location
Near Taplow
County
Buckinghamshire • Berkshire
Highway Authority
Buckinghamshire • Windsor and Maidenhead
Opening Date
1777
Additional Information
List No:  1117619  (Grade I)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  Robert Taylor
On road(s)
A4
Crossings related to the A4

The Maidenhead Bridge crosses the River Thames on the A4 west of Windsor. There has been a bridge here since at least the 13th century.

The current bridge was designed by Robert Taylor and opened in 1777. It was initially a toll bridge, until a controversial incident in 1903 when a group of frustrated motorists, fed up with charges, vandalised the toll gates and threw them into the river.

There is a plaque in the middle of the bridge that documents the high water level achieved during a flood in 1894.



Maidenhead Bridge
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