Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Scheduled Ancient Monument

Old LMS swingbridge behind the Said Business School
This dates from the time of two railway companies bringing trains into Oxford. The Buckinghamshire Railway Company (later became the LMS) could not get agreement to come in to Oxford via the Great Western Railway lines, so they had to come into Rewley Road station (now under the Said Business School) via new lines over a variety of channels. The swingbridge was one of their solutions. It is now listed as an historic ancient monument - take a closer look at the sign below:
The swing bridge has recently been cleared of vegetation. It looks like they are planning on doing something with it. I wonder what it could be .

1 comment:

Michael said...

wow. I need to check that one out as well.