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Staines Bridge

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Staines Bridge
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From:  Staines, Middlesex
To:  Egham Hythe, Surrey
Location
Staines
County
Middlesex • Surrey
Highway Authority
Surrey
Opening Date
1832
Additional Information
List No:  1187018  (Grade II)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  George and John Rennie
On road(s)
A308

Since Staines (Pontibus in Latin) was situated at an important location on the London - Silchester (near Basingstoke) - Exeter Roman road, there has been a bridge at this site pretty much continuously for the past 1900 years. The current bridge with three white granite arches was built in the late 1820s, finally opening in 1832. It carries a section of the A308, which prior to the opening of the Staines bypass, was numbered as the A30. From the beginning of the 1930s to the the late 1960s, this bridge was notorious for summer weekend traffic jams. Nowadays, the traffic jams tend to be more frequent than that, mostly being caused by a combination of a more restricted road layout in Staines, tailbacks from the M25 junction at Runnymede and the frequent closures of the level crossing on the B3376 in Egham Hythe.

The bridge is listed as Grade 2 but under two numbers, 1187018 and 1189226.




Staines Bridge
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