Oxford's rail swing bridge to be fully restored

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A dilapidated rail swing bridge in Oxford is to be renovated through a £90,000 grant from a heritage fund.

The listed structure was built in 1850 by the Buckinghamshire Railway backed by the London and North Western.

The hand-operated swing bridge was used to take trains across the Sheepwash Channel, which links the River Thames and the Oxford Canal.

It fell out of use in 1944 and is currently on the English Heritage "At Risk" Register.

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