Windsor Bridge (Salford)
Broad Street (A6)
Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Mainline railway stations (¾ furlongs away); Aliance and Leicester cashpoints (ATM machines) (7¾ furlongs away); HSBC cashpoints (ATM machines) (2¾ furlongs away); Lloyds Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (4½ furlongs away); Natwest Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (¾ furlongs away)
|East Ordsall Lane Bridge||5¾ furlongs|
|East Ordsall Lane Lock No 3||5½ furlongs|
|Salford Tunnel Lock No 4 (narrows)||4¾ furlongs|
|Salford Tunnel Basin||4¾ furlongs|
|Salford Tunnel No1 (south end)||4½ furlongs|
|Windsor Bridge (Salford)|
|Park House Road Bridge||1 mile, 5½ furlongs|
|Agecroft Road Bridge||2 miles, 1¼ furlongs|
|Lumn's Lane Aqueduct (demolished)||2 miles, 6¾ furlongs|
|Hogg's Bridge||3 miles, 4¼ furlongs|
|Clifton Viaduct||3 miles, 4¾ furlongs|
- Salford Crescent railway station (Train Station)
157 yards to the northwest.
- Salford Museum and Art Gallery (History Museum)
189 yards to the east.
- University of Salford (College & University, School, Event Venue)
270 yards to the east.
- Salford McDonalds (Fast Food Restaurant, Burger Restaurant, Take Out Restaurant)
150 yards to the west.
- Macdonalds Drive Thru (Food & Restaurant)
152 yards to the west.
- McDonalds Head Office, Salford (Fast Food Restaurant, Workplace & Office)
137 yards to the west.
- Clifford Whitworth Library (Library)
319 yards to the northeast.
- McDonald's Restaurant (Fast Food Restaurant, Burger Restaurant, Take Out Restaurant)
1377 yards to the southeast.
- Fit City Clarendon (Gym, Sports Center, Swimming Pool)
708 yards to the west.
- Metro Physio (Physical Fitness, Massage, Physical Therapist)
571 yards to the southeast.
Wikipedia has a page about Windsor Bridge
Windsor Bridge or Windsor Town Bridge, is a road bridge over the River Thames between the towns of Windsor and Eton in the English county of Berkshire. It now only carries pedestrian and cycle traffic, and crosses the Thames just above Romney Lock.
It is likely that the first bridge on this site was built in the 12th century AD. By 1172 it is recorded that Osbert de Bray derived over £4 from tolls levied on vessels passing beneath the bridge. In 1242, permission was granted for oak trees to be felled in Windsor Forest for the purpose of constructing a new bridge between Windsor and Eton. By 1819 the wooden bridge, presumably rebuilt many times over its life, had deteriorated and it was decided to build a new bridge in new materials.
Construction on the current bridge was started in 1822 and it opened on June 1, 1824. The bridge has three arches, each comprising seven cast iron segments, and supported in mid-stream by two granite piers.
Built as a road bridge, tolls were originally levied on traffic crossing the bridge. Following protests and a case, The Mayor &c. of New Windsor and ano. v Joseph Taylor which went to the highest court at the time, these tolls were scrapped in 1897. In the 20th century the bridge carried the A332, the busy main road between Slough and Windsor.
In 1970, cracks were discovered in some of the cast iron segments, and despite local protests, however with almost equal support it was decided to close the bridge to all motorised traffic. All such traffic must now travel between Windsor and Eton via the Queen Elizabeth Bridge on Windsor's bypass 0.25 miles (0.40 km) to the west or for those approaching from Old Windsor or Runnymede the Albert Bridge provides an alternative route via Datchet's High Street.
In 2002 the bridge was refurbished, with repairs to the structure and new parapets including integral lighting. The bridge deck was replaced using Yorkstone and seating areas provided. The bridge remains in use by pedestrians only and provides an excellent walking route from central Windsor to Eton's High Street, and a good viewing spot for both the river and Windsor Castle.n
- Proximity to Railway terminuses/termini n
80m southeast of the bridge is Windsor and Eton Riverside railway station and the town's competing station, Windsor and Eton Central railway station is 200m to the southwest. The destinations are London Waterloo and London Paddington respectively, the former being far closer to the average centre point, Charing Cross. The Central Station offers the "change-at-Slough" service to London of between 41–56 minutes compared to a no-change-required 56–78 minutes for the riverside station.
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