Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge

Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge is a railway bridge over Sheepwash Channel in west Oxford, England, just north of Oxford railway station.[1] To the north are Cripley Meadow and Fiddler's Island. To the south are Osney Island and the Botley Road.

Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge
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The Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge with the old Rewley Road Swing Bridge in the foreground, on the Sheepwash Channel.
Coordinates51°45′20″N 1°16′15″W / 51.755586°N 1.270946°W / 51.755586; -1.270946Coordinates: 51°45′20″N 1°16′15″W / 51.755586°N 1.270946°W / 51.755586; -1.270946
CarriesCherwell Valley Line
CrossesSheepwash Channel
LocaleOxford, England
Maintained byNetwork Rail
Characteristics
DesignGirder bridge
MaterialSteel
No. of spans1


The bridge is close to Rewley Road Swing Bridge just to the east,[2] an older and now disused swing bridge for the former Buckinghamshire Railway line of London and North Western Railway that used to serve the Oxford Rewley Road railway station.[3] It is also close to Rewley Road Bridge to the east.[1] Sheepwash channel links the River Thames with the Oxford Canal via Castle Mill Stream and Isis Lock.

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  1. ^ a b "Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge". UK: CanalPlanAC. Retrieved 19 September 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Woolley, Liz (2012). Oxford's Working Past. Huxley Scientific Press. pp. 6, 13–14. ISBN 978-0-9522671-7-1. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Sheepwash Channel — Oxford Canal / River Thames". UK: Movable Bridges in the British Isles. Retrieved 15 September 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)