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Twickenham Bridge

Twickenham Bridge is actually not near Twickenham. It is at Richmond upon Thames, but when it was built there was already a Richmond Bridge.
I could sit here for hours admiring the view.
I could sit here for hours admiring the view.
Upstream side of the bridge.
Upstream side of the bridge.
Lit by autumn sun.
Lit by autumn sun.
Twickenham Bridge
Twickenham Bridge
That is not a lake on the right.
That is not a lake on the right.
The Plimsole line.
The Plimsole line.
Almost like a garden pond.
Almost like a garden pond.
The highest tide
The highest tide
There was a high tide today, very high.
There was a high tide today, very high.
Lucky campers.
Lucky campers.
A dead Pike.
A dead Pike.
Plants on the parapet.
Plants on the parapet.
First arch over river from Surrey side.
First arch over river from Surrey side.
Lot of cars on the bridge today.
Lot of cars on the bridge today.
Steps on north bank.
Steps on north bank.
The mud is deeper in this boat than it is on the river bed.
The mud is deeper in this boat than it is on the river bed.
Under Twickenham road bridge.
Under Twickenham road bridge.
Traffic on the other side.
Traffic on the other side.
Train crosses Richmond rail bridge.
Train crosses Richmond rail bridge.
Unusual structure beside Twickenham bridge. Upriver side.
Unusual structure beside Twickenham bridge. Upriver side.
Identical structure on other side of bridge.
Identical structure on other side of bridge.
Richmond Lock from under Twickenham bridge.
Richmond Lock from under Twickenham bridge.
Steps going down to Ranelagh Drive.
Steps going down to Ranelagh Drive.
Ranelagh Drive steps onto bridge.
Ranelagh Drive steps onto bridge.
Twickenham bridge, Middlesex, downstream side.
Twickenham bridge, Middlesex, downstream side.
The gap in the centre of the bridge.
The gap in the centre of the bridge.
Twickenham bridge, Middlesex, downstream side.
Twickenham bridge, Middlesex, downstream side.
Twickenham bridge, Surrey, downstream side.
Twickenham bridge, Surrey, downstream side.
Under arch on Middlesex bank.
Under arch on Middlesex bank.
Railing broken, hard to see if vandalised or just lack of maintenance.
Railing broken, hard to see if vandalised or just lack of maintenance.
Lights on the steps are nearly all vandalised.
Lights on the steps are nearly all vandalised.
This tree has been growing here for a few years.
This tree has been growing here for a few years.
Looking downstream from the Middlesex side.
Looking downstream from the Middlesex side.
Twickenham Bridge.
Twickenham Bridge.
Signs on steps of bridge.
Signs on steps of bridge.
View from Surrey towpath looking down.
View from Surrey towpath looking down.
Steps on Surrey side looking down river.
Steps on Surrey side looking down river.
View of hinge/joints in a centre arch.
View of hinge/joints in a centre arch.
This cage door leads into a chamber that spans the bridge.
This cage door leads into a chamber that spans the bridge.
There seem to be a lot of water seeping out of these hinges.
There seem to be a lot of water seeping out of these hinges.
The bridge is bleeding to death.
The bridge is bleeding to death.
Bridge hinge, leaking badly.
Bridge hinge, leaking badly.
Corrosion, rot, neglect.
Corrosion, rot, neglect.
Light on steps not yet vandalised.
Light on steps not yet vandalised.
Arch on Middlesex side is over a dead end road. Much sought after as covered parking.
Arch on Middlesex side is over a dead end road. Much sought after as covered parking.
Street light on bridge. Falling apart with neglect.
Street light on bridge. Falling apart with neglect.
View from Surrey side.
View from Surrey side.
Walking across bridge towards Middlesex.
Walking across bridge towards Middlesex.
More vandalism on bridge lights.
More vandalism on bridge lights.
Steps down, Surrey side.
Steps down, Surrey side.
Steps down from bridge.
Steps down from bridge.
Side view, Middlesex bank.
Side view, Middlesex bank.
Cycle path on the bridge.
Cycle path on the bridge.
Really dirty road signs. Nearby Twickenham bridge.
Really dirty road signs. Nearby Twickenham bridge.
The Avenue, beside Twickenham bridge.
The Avenue, beside Twickenham bridge.
Super low, the normal low level has worn a groove in the pier.
Super low, the normal low level has worn a groove in the pier.
Super low tide, the normal level is the line half way up the pier.
Super low tide, the normal level is the line half way up the pier.
Twickenham Bridge from Richmond railway bridge.
Twickenham Bridge from Richmond railway bridge.
Anchor chain and block, only seen on a super low tide.
Anchor chain and block, only seen on a super low tide.