Maidenhead Bridge

Maidenhead Bridge

To meet the clearances specified by the Thames Commissioners, Brunel prepared a design with two brickwork arches each of 128 feet span and a rise of only 24 feet. In order to increase the number of tracks the bridge was enlarged in 1890-92 to Brunel’s original design and today it carries trains at 125 miles per hour from London to Bristol and South Wales.