EAW021557 ENGLAND (1949). Houses along Old Marsh Lane before the construction of the M4, Dorney Reach, from the north-east, 1949. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.

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Title [EAW021557] Houses along Old Marsh Lane before the construction of the M4, Dorney Reach, from the north-east, 1949. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.
Reference EAW021557
Date 21-March-1949
Link
Place name DORNEY REACH
Parish DORNEY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 491720, 179747
Longitude / Latitude -0.67822342930713, 51.508716908395
National Grid Reference SU917797

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designking
Tuesday 20th of August 2019 10:40:35 PM
The bridge piers were built pre war, we used to play around them, utilised for the new motorway, I remember the M4 opening was it 1963?

dave43
Saturday 21st of July 2018 08:27:24 PM
Bridge over the M4 at Bray being built

designking
Thursday 25th of September 2014 11:18:27 PM
The first British motorway was the Preston By-Pass which was opened in December 1958. I would have thought that it was unlikely that government would have invested money in a bridge for a motorway many years before it opened. This might be worthy of further investigation.

Class31
Tuesday 21st of October 2014 10:22:01 PM
It is true that a start was made on a river crossing at this point many years before the M4 was actually completed. The Royal Windsor Website reports that ‘In 1938 a start had been made on a new Thames crossing near the present M4 bridge at Bray but the Second World War caused the project to be abandoned.’ This is a valuable visual record of just how far they had progressed before the war brought the project to a halt. See http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/windsorbridges/winbridge.html

Thamesweb
Friday 1st of January 2016 11:44:44 AM
It is true that a start was made on a river crossing at this point many years before the M4 was actually completed. The Royal Windsor Website reports that ‘In 1938 a start had been made on a new Thames crossing near the present M4 bridge at Bray but the Second World War caused the project to be abandoned.’ This is a valuable visual record of just how far they had progressed before the war brought the project to a halt. See http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/windsorbridges/winbridge.html

Thamesweb
Friday 1st of January 2016 11:44:45 AM

User Comment Contributions

These are the pyramid shaped concrete supports you can see on the 1949 image of the bridge foundations.

designking
Friday 1st of January 2016 11:43:42 AM