21 April 2009
Thames Crossings 6: Chiswick Bridge
Downriver from Kew Bridge is the rather lovely sequence of Strand on the Green, a succession of well-to-do characterful period cottages overlooking the riverside path (right).
Then comes Chiswick Bridge, which disconcertingly looks the same as Kew Bridge. (Odd: it was built in the 1930s compared to 1903 for Kew. Clearly some anagrammatic connection.) It's that same here-we-go-again feeling you get when you realise omigod, it's Christmas/ Easter/ our anniversary, surely it isn't a year since a year ago?
South over Chiswick Bridge takes you a few hundred metres to a road and riverside path to Barnes Bridge, a railway crossing with a path on the downriver side.