Marlow Bridge
Marlow Bridge
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johnpatricia4
Chelmsford, UK518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We had a very enjoyable visit to Marlow. Which included crossing the lovely bridge on foot and the views whilst crossing. The motorist however (depending on their vehicles), found it quite a chore navigating between the narrow barriers.
Written March 13, 2023
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I_Like_Travel_UK
Maidenhead, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
I live locally in Maidenhead and drive a medium sized SUV. I can only pass over the width restrictions on the bridge with an inch clearance on either side and navigating it even at at a slow speed with a queue of cars behind you is not a pleasant experience, There are large metal protrusions designed to gouge tears into the fabric of your car. It is terrifying and I actively avoid driving into Marlow as a result.
Written February 13, 2023
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Lynne B
Surrey, UK40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you have a lovely car like me, I have a Bentley,, it is a nightmare crossing this bridge with the barriers it has.
Written July 6, 2022
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ShaunH290
London, UK2,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The bridge is a Grade I listed building, designed by William Tierney Clark and was built between 1829 and 1832, replacing a wooden bridge further downstream which collapsed in 1828. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, spanning the River Danube in Budapest, is the only other surviving bridge designed by William Tierney Clark and it accounts for the twinning of Marlow with a suburb of Budapest.

The bridge was renovated in 1860, hence the dates on the ends of the beams. The words "Sigil de Desbro" probably mean "Seal of Desborough" - Marlow was in the Hundred of Desborough which is one of the Chiltern Hundreds.

The width restrictions at either end of the bridge are very tight so do not attempt to cross it if your vehicle is wider than a standard English car. The weight limit is 3 tonnes. When a 37 tonne lorry tried to cross in 2016, the bridge had to be closed for two months for inspection works.
Written June 6, 2022
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Geoff L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
the bridge is very pretty (very similar to hammersmith bridge) but in a much more accessible place .
Written May 24, 2022
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Linda H
Yeovil, UK2,373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Lovely bridge. Currently having some renovations done, possibly painting so some orange barriers on it. Still an impressive bridge
Written February 25, 2022
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CLUBZChesVegas
Hasland, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
My Sat Nav brought me through Marlow on a journey from Heathrow to the Midlands.
The system that the authorities have adopted to deter HGV vehicles from crossing the bridge is not well thought out. The width setting is far too narrow, I drive a VW Touareg (certainly not considered a HGV) and crawled through the gap taking great care but still put a scratch on my nearside that will cost many hundreds of pounds to repair. The system will cause many more scrapes as well as causing huge tailbacks while drivers negotiate the bollards. I am seeking advice on whether the distancing of the bollards is adequate for everyday vehicles and the possibility of claiming against the council for this ridiculous obstruction.
Written February 25, 2022
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markB7577VL
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
what smart person thought of the new width restrictions. before could just about get through the bells now don't even try as instead of bumping your wheels you can rip out the side of your car if you don't judge it correctly. only thing needed is a height limitation than vans and trucks cant attempt to cross
Written February 19, 2022
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GrahamHoughton
Australia57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
It's a bridge. It's a bridge that an RAF pilot in WW2 flew his spitfire under, probably trying to to impress a girl. But it was also witnessed by his CO. He was not impressed and gave the young man at least a severe reprimand.
Written November 11, 2021
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NicoWilson
Beaconsfield, UK339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
It’s bridge, and a stunning one at that. It’s modelled on the Budapest bridge and correctly replicates the elegance of that bridge.
Written October 30, 2021
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