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The Sounding Arch

Archways River Road, Maidenhead, England
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Brunel Bridge

This is a great bridge - it a whispering bridge so echos when you shout underneath it. A bit of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Harvey H
via mobile
lovely spot on river thames

This is a great historic site, IKB's beautiful bridge a Victorian masterpiece of engineering, well... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Archways River Road, Maidenhead, England
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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
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
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
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Decided to visit this bridge after seeing it reviewed on Tripadviser. Beautiful area and a very interesting bridge. AF couldn't resist shouting and clapping, like a child!

Thank Alimcbat
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I walk under this frequently and am always amazed by it - Brunel's largest flattest arch and it has an amazing echo - hence the name!!

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The sounding arch was one of the flattest and widest arches of it's day. If you are on the river the sound when trains pass overhead is quite inspiring.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem along a beautiful walk by the Thames. Well worth a visit especially on a lovely sunny day.

Thank David K
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I didn't know a brick arch could be fun. I had read the reviews so went to see for myself and it was amazing .A nice walk with a quirky end to it . Lots of interaction with people on the river and really great...More

Thank 237colin
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Simply taking a walk along the river and admiring the local nature is exciting enough!!! However, standing under the brick arches and waiting for the next train to pass is utterly priceless!!! Not to be missed if around Maidenhead!!!

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Built to take the great Western Railway across the River Thames it's the longest brick built arch in Europe at 109 feet(I think) when it was built the opinion of the day was that it would not hold the weight of a train, so Brunnel...More

3  Thank Mike T
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25 June 2017|
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
29 August 2016|
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