This steel bridge carries the main A423 through the southern part of Oxford at this interesting part of the river. Despite the proximity of suburban Oxford the river remains tree lined and green almost into the heart of the city. Above the bridge lies Iffley Lock which was one of the first to be built on the Thames and the current pretty buildings date from 1924. Naturally as this stretch is very close to Oxford it is popular with rowers, punters and other river users. To the west of Iffley Lock and running down towards the bridge is a large mill stream and footpath which is popular with walkers.