Tadpole Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, carrying a road between Bampton to the north and Buckland to the south. It crosses the Thames on the reach above Shifford Lock. It is a Grade II listed building.
Tadpole bridge in December mist
|Carries||Thames Path, Road|
|Maintained by||Oxfordshire County Council|
|Height||14 feet 10 inches (4.52 m)|
|No. of spans||1|
|Load limit||18 tonnes (18 long tons; 20 short tons)|
|Opened||late 18th century|
The bridge dates from the late 18th century, the earliest reference to it being in 1784. It is built of stone, and consists of one large arch.
There is a public house near Tadpole Bridge called The Trout. Thacker noted that at one time the legend over the door read "The Trout, kept by A. Herring". The Trout is now a hotel and gastropub.
The Thames Path crosses Tadpole Bridge.
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|Next crossing upstream||River Thames||Next crossing downstream|
|Rushey Lock (pedestrian)||Tadpole Bridge||Tenfoot Bridge (pedestrian)|
|Next crossing upstream||Thames Path||Next crossing downstream|
|Tadpole Bridge||northern bank|
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