Rewley Road Swing Bridge Update

We hope you enjoyed Liz Woolley’s talk on “…those rampageous, dragonnading fire-devils… - The coming of the railway to Oxford”

This week the Rewley Road Swing Bridge was successfully jacked up so the team on site could access and check the condition of Robert Stephenson’s turning mechanism beneath. This element dates all the way back to 1851 and appears to be the earliest original turning mechanism left on a moving-element railway bridge in Britain!  We are looking forward to the blasting and painting works that will be starting soon on the site.

Make sure you don’t miss our other railway-related events coming up soon!  

Virtual Talk- Turning the bridge – saving the Rewley Road Swing Bridge Part II with OPT Trustee, Tom Hassall- Thursday 6 May, 5pm

Discover the amazing history of the Swing Bridge and the railway in Oxford, and our exciting project to restore it with OPT Trustee, Tom Hassall.  Book your place HERE

Guided Walk- The coming of the Railway with Liz Woolley- Friday 14 May, 2.30pm

You have heard the talk, now walk the walk!  The coming of the railway which includes the Rewley Road Swing Bridge project with local historian, Liz Woolley.  Book your place HERE