What next for the LMS Swing Bridge?

Ownership of the Swing Bridge has now passed to OPT. The Scheduled Monument is now in a very poor state of repair and is included on Historic England's 'Heritage at Risk' Register 2020. It is important not to lose this rare survival of Oxford's industrial heritage and the story it has to tell. 

Following enabling works over a cold night in March 2019, when we were able to successfully turn the Swing Bridge onto the bank and away from the stream, OPT have been working hard to raise the money needed to save this rare piece of Oxford's heritage. We are now on site, beginning to repair and restore the structure.

If you can help support this project, please donate here or get in touch with us at info@oxfordpreservation.org.uk

This project would not be possible without the support of our partners Historic England, Railway Heritage Trust, Network Rail, Chiltern Railways, CPRE Oxfordshire and Oxford City Council.

Thanks also go to the Morton Partnership, Blake Morgan and Avon Construction.