Three Bridges, London

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Windmill Bridge
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View of the canal (middle level) and road (upper level) crossing the railway line looking east
TypeBridges
Location Southall
Coordinates 51°30′16″N0°21′20″W / 51.5044182°N 0.3554333°W / 51.5044182; -0.3554333 Coordinates: 51°30′16″N0°21′20″W / 51.5044182°N 0.3554333°W / 51.5044182; -0.3554333
OS grid reference TQ 14246 79655
Area Ealing
Built1859;163 years ago (1859)
Architect Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Official nameWindmill Bridge
Designated26 January 1970;52 years ago (1970-01-26)
Reference no. 1002020
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Location of Windmill Bridge in London Borough of Ealing

Three Bridges, properly known as Windmill Bridge, is a three-level crossing of bridges near Hanwell in west London, United Kingdom. [1] Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the bridges are a clever arrangement allowing the routes of the Grand Junction Canal, Great Western and Brentford Railway, and Windmill Lane to cross each other: road above canal above railway. This allowed the railway to be in a deep cutting so it wasn't visible from Osterley Park. [2] [3] Work began in 1856, and was completed in 1859. [3] The project was Brunel's last to be finished before he died on 15 September 1859.

The structure is a scheduled monument.

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References

  1. Historic England. "Windmill Bridge (1002020)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. "Is this the right way to Braunston?". Grand Union Canal Walk.
  3. 1 2 "Windmill Lane Bridge (Three Bridges)". Disused Stations.