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Written by Olly Swan - 16 Oct 2008
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Location notes
The bridge is on the West Curve in Didcot. The west curve links the London - Bristol line to the London - Oxford line, enabling trains to come up from Swindon and head up to Oxford without having to reverse in Didcot Station.
Railway type and traffic
The West Curve has very few services. The main train in daylight is the Calvert - Avon bin liners, but freight can be diverted on the line quite often.
Environment
The location is on a fairly busy road. It has a footpath on the side facing Swindon. Keep your back in, as buses cross over the bridge at regular intervals. The bridge has traffic lights controlling it, and is fairly busy, so people will not stop and ask what you are doing, but be prepared for a few strange looks.
Road directions
From the A34:
Take the turning into Didcot and continue along the A4130, crossing two roundabouts. Then park in Didcot Station Car Park. Walk back, west along Station Road, up onto Foxhall Road, turning right when you get to the T junction. The bridge is about 30 meters from the junction.

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Didcot, Foxhall Road West Curve Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Didcot Station Carpark is a Pay and Display. Avoid leaving any items of value on view.
Public transport
From the station follow the directions to the car park. This should take you over a footbridge into the car park. When in the car park walk up to the junction and turn right. The bridge is about 30m away.

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Amenities
Didcot Parkway has a Spar, Costa Coffee and Toilets, there is also a large Tescos on the eastern side of town.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Didcot, Foxhall Road West Curve Bridge

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Streetmap links
Didcot, Foxhall Road West Curve Bridge general view map
Didcot, Foxhall Road West Curve Bridge close up map

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Didcot, Foxhall Road West Curve Bridge



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Photographic notes
The you will be facing into the sun, from the Swindon direction, from around lunch time.
Videographers note: The bridge is on a fairly busy bridge, so expect noise pollution.


General views - All photographs © Olly Swan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


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