|Location Map ( geo)|
|Buckinghamshire • Berkshire|
|Buckinghamshire • Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Crossings related to the A4|
|Batheaston Bypass Bridge • Chippenham Bypass Bridge • Hungerford Bridge • New Bath Road Bridge • Newbridge (Bath) • Pan Bridge • Peel Street Bridge|
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.