No 127. Kew Rail Bridge

Viewed underneath the bridge from the Surrey bank looking towards Strand-on-the-Green.

This bridge carries the District Line of the London Underground as far as Richmond.   It crosses the river close to the historic area known as Strand-on-the-Green.   This is a popular area of old cottages and pubs dating from the 18th century, many of which have steps up to the doors and other anti flood measures as the river often overflows at this point.   It was designed by W R Galbraith as a 5 span lattice girder bridge and opened in 1869.