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Projecting Bracket: Smallmead Bridge   

Bracket on battlement of Smallmead Bridge [2GL]; PROJECTING BRACKET BUTT BR N SIDE RD W SIDE RLY - levelled 1912.

Location
Grid reference: SU 6950 7009.
Landranger 175: Reading & Windsor, Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell.
Explorer 159: Reading, Wokingham & Pangbourne.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: PB0014.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
S9627 Shinfield 3.86km to the southeast.
75 Appletree Eyot 4.72km to the north.
76 Caversham Hotel 4.75km to the north.
S9628 Burghfield Common, School 5.79km to the southwest.
S5091 Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer Railway Station 6.42km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Basingstoke, 18.99km to the south.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This projecting bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 131.7540 feet [40.1586 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Basingstoke to Wallingford levelling line. The surveyor's description was Bracket on battlement of Smallmead Bridge.

Logged Visits
Visited on 19th February 2017 by dal. Condition: Unreachable but visible.
As lackofluke says, the PB is railside on the S side of the bridge. The decking and parapets of the bridge are new, but the buttresses are original.

Visited on 10th June 2006 by lackofluke. Condition: Unreachable but visible.
On the S side W end of railway bridge, with the projecting bit pointing towards the railway lines.
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