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Kew Railway Bridge

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Kew Railway Bridge spans the River Thames in London, England, between Kew and Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick.

The bridge was designed by W. R. Galbraith and built by Brassey and Ogilvie for the London and South Western Railway. The bridge is part of an extension to the latter company's railway line from Acton Junction to Richmond.

1889 The bridge was opened and consists of five wrought iron lattice girder spans of 35 metres each. The cast iron piers are decorated in three stages.

The bridge carries two tracks which are electrified with both third rail and London Underground style fourth rail. It is now owned by Network Rail and used by London Overground North London Line passenger trains running between Richmond and Stratford. The same tracks are also used by London Underground's District Line trains running between Richmond and Upminster

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