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
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;164 years ago (1859)
Architect Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Official nameWindmill Bridge
Designated26 January 1970;53 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, England. [1] Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the bridges are arranged to allow the routes of the Grand Junction Canal, Great Western and Brentford Railway, and Windmill Lane to cross each other, with the road above the canal and above the 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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  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.