Railway Bridges with Footpaths

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Liam

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Related to the tunnels you can walk through....

How many railway bridges in the UK have public footpaths alongside the railway?

Oykel Viaduct on the North Highland Line has a footpath retrofitted on one side of the bridge. Barmouth bridge in Wales has a tolled footpath IIRC.

Others?
 
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Hungerford Bridge - I think! and Putney Bridge?
 

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High Level Bridge in Newcastle has one underneath. There is also a bridge across the river at Wetheral which is right next to the railway.
 

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Carlisle Bridge in Lancaster has a footpath alongside the railway.
 

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Elsewhere in Greater London...Barnes railway bridge.

Not sure if Hungerford quite counts anymore, since the two Golden Jubilee Bridges were built - I think they are entirely separate structures from the railway bridge in between them.

There was talk a few years back (pre-recession) of adding a pedestrian walkway to the bridge carrying tracks south from Cannon Street station, but nothing has come of it yet.
 

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Headstone Viaduct over Monsal Dale.

THe old Great Northern bridge over the Derwent in Derby
 

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Perth Railway bridge over the River Tay. Used for access to Monicreiffe Island and the Golf Course.
 

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I may be missing something, but surely the one going into Charing Cross counts? I forget what it's called though!
 

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Mickey - that is Hungerford Bridge. I'd say the new pedestrian bridges built in 2002 are separate from the railway bridge.
Here's the one that comes closest

http://g.co/maps/awx9
 

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Carlisle bridge in lancaster, theres a footpath next to the line, shame the steps are pretty steep.
 
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Hawarden Bridge, Flintshire carrying the Wrexham-Bidston line over the River Dee.
Footpath attached to the bridge with low barriers
 

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One bridge on the Tarka Line just south of Eggesford has had its unused second track converted to carry a public footpath;

 

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There's a circuitous footpath that leads from the Morledge in Derby to Nottingham Road that crosses Eastgate on the ring road with a footpath next to the main railway line into Derby station.

 

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A couple more; CDM2 UB41a M6 Bridge at Knutsford (approx 15m) has a public footpath alongside and CNH3 VB9 River Bridge at Chester (by the racecourse) has a footpath alongside of it.
In the old days WJL1 VB25 Runcorn Viaduct had a public footpath, over which the railway company charged access - its now a staff access point. It closed when the modern road bridge opened about 1960?
 

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There's a photo somewhere of spotters on the Five Arches Bridge just outside Derby station though I'm not sure they were supposed to be there.
 

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In 1965 (when the nearby road bridge opened) the footpath on the Ethelfleda Bridge was closed. It would make for an interesting walk if it was re-opened today though that is unlikely.

Do you know of any other operational rail bridges which have a footpath along them ? (apart from the obvious Central London ones across the Thames)
 

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Scarborough Bridge in York does. My personal favourite is the bridge in Perth carrying the Dundee line over the Tay.
 

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I see the Ethelfleda Bridge is in the link in the previous post. Certainly looks like it would be an impressive walk.
 
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