Swing bridge, near Rewley Road - Oxford

Rewley Road Swing Bridge is a disused railway swing bridge over Sheepwash Channel in west Oxford. The bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and built in 1850-1. It was reconstructed in 1890 and 1906, latterly using steel girders. The bridge closed to passenger traffic in 1951 and to goods in 1984. The bridge is suffering from rapid decay of the plating and paintwork protecting the 1850s mechanism and early fabric. Historic England has provided grant aid towards investigation work, and is now providing further funding towards repairs.

Swing bridge, near Rewley Road - Oxford
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Swing bridge, LNWR Station
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003651
  • Local Planning Authority: Oxford
  • Site Type: Transport > Railway transport site


  • Building Name: Swing bridge
  • Locality: Jericho
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • District / Borough: Oxford
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Oxford West and Abingdon
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)