This listing refers to an aerial video of the new roadbridge put in by Network Rail, to replace the old bridge. The new bridge is necessary to pave the way for the electrification of this particular line.
The bridge was officially opened on 8th April assisted by local man Alec Chambers who actually remembers seeing the old bridge opened when he was a child. (It was there by Oct 1922, so it must have been close to this time).
Before the first bridge was put in, it was necessary to cross the railway lines via a gated crossing. The railway company charged people to cross with cars or motorcycles the sum of one shilling. This information was supplied by Dennis Stratton.
The 15 photos added to this listing are courtesy of Shrivenham resident, Steve Honey.
The video may be seen at the Heritage Centre
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