No 195. Osney Road Bridge

This bridge, possibly the lowest on the Thames at 7’6”, prevents larger craft(locally known as Gin Palaces) from passing into the Upper Thames and therefore from this point upstream the river is considerably less busy and more rural.   It is a single span iron bridge and was built to replace a previous crossing which collapsed in 1885.   This stretch of water below the bridge passes through a picturesque urban area with a lock, pub, well tended allotments and several rows of Victorian cottages and is a very popular residential area.