Fulham Railway Bridge

Fulham Railway Bridge crosses the River Thames in London. It is very close to Putney Bridge, and carries the London Underground District Line between Putney Bridge station on the North, and East Putney station on the South. Fulham Railway Bridge can also be crossed on foot, on the downstream (east) side.


History

The bridge is of lattice girder construction and 418 metres long, with 5 spans totalling 301 metres actually across the river, two further spans on the southern shore, and one on the north. It was designed by Brunel's former assistant William Jacomb, built by Head Wrightson and opened in 1889.


Absence from Online Mapping services

Unlike Barnes Railway Bridge and Battersea Railway Bridge which are the nearest rail bridges upstream and downstream respectively, Fulham Railway Bridge is absent from many global online mapping services such as Google Maps . Consequently any users of these services planning a journey by foot which sees them cross the river near Putney Railway Bridge are liable to take an unnecessary detour to nearby Putney Bridge. The bridge is however visible on online mapping services based on Ordnance Survey data, such as Bing Maps UK .