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The Sounding Arch

Archways River Road, Maidenhead SL6 0BG, England
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In my opinion it's nothing overly special

As far as engineering is concerned this bridge maybe a major site however for me it's pretty to... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Ibrahim G
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East London, South Africa
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Interesting and historic

One of Brunel’s great achievements -this was the longest unsupported brick arches in the world... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Angela H
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Archways River Road, Maidenhead SL6 0BG, England
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"thames path"
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"thames riviera"
in 4 reviews
"amazing structure"
in 4 reviews
"brick built"
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"railway history"
in 3 reviews
"victorian masterpiece"
in 2 reviews
"railway line"
in 2 reviews
"kingdom brunel"
in 2 reviews
"great western railway"
in 2 reviews
"interesting bridge"
in 2 reviews
"alongside the river"
in 2 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"feed the ducks"
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"echo"
in 31 reviews
"span"
in 15 reviews
"engineering"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

As far as engineering is concerned this bridge maybe a major site however for me it's pretty to drive over at night and a good spot to feed the ducks however the parking is limited in area and expensive, there isn't much to do there...More

Thank Ibrahim G
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

One of Brunel’s great achievements -this was the longest unsupported brick arches in the world when it was built and still one of the longest today. Kids will love the echo when you are underneath it!

1  Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Driving through Maidenhead looked over to admire the Sounding arch railway bridge over the River Thames. Stunning piece of Victorian Engineering. Only wish i'd of had more time to explore it further!

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

One of the sights of Maidenhead not to be missed, great feat of Architecture and interesting to shout through

Thank Whetherby
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

One of IKB's greatest achievments, but it is actually best viewed from underneath (even better from a boat rather than the bank). To imagine that a brick arch was built like this to carry a railway line in the Victorian era and it is still...More

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is an amazing structure of great age, a marvel, but it is a must for children the echo is just great, my children all thought it a big treat to go and vocalise

Thank joanna w
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Situated about 150 metres from Maidenhead Bridge, Brunel’s Famous railway bridge with its amazing sounding arch is definitely worth a detour if you are in the area. The bridge has the widest and flattest brick arch in the world at 128 feet across by only...More

Thank GReyMaiden
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great bridge - it a whispering bridge so echos when you shout underneath it. A bit of history to experience.

Thank Harvey H
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a great historic site, IKB's beautiful bridge a Victorian masterpiece of engineering, well worth a visit if you are in the Maidenhead area, one sad point however is that "progress " has taken its toll on the bridge with the over head wires...More

Thank ericmas0n
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This bridge has a great story. Isumbard Kingdom Brunel needed to span the Thames but keep the bridge low. It therefore has the ick brick in the world.

Thank Cairokid
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237colin
25 June 2017|
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Response from venetianintown | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easily. Walk over bridge towards town centre. Turn right immediately after crossing bridge. Continue along this road for about 10 minutes. Boulters lock will be ahead of you on right. You can cross river here and go... More
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Cathyd4
29 August 2016|
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Response from pjmeade | Reviewed this property |
It's about 2.5 miles. If you walk from the bridge to Cookham and that's a really great walk, then perhaps 3 miles
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