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Written by Tony Rispoli - 19 Mar 2013
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Location notes
This is a dead end road bridge over the West Coast Main Line just to the north of Watford Tunnels.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger:
Virgin Trains: Class 221s & 390s on Anglo-Scottish/London - Midlands express passenger services.
London Midland: Class 321 (occasionally) & Class 350s
Southern: Class 377/2s

Freight:
DBS: Class 66s & 92s, Freightliner: Class 66s, Class 70s & Class 90s. GBRF: Class 66s & 92s.
Environment
This location is at the end of a dead end road and so is very quiet. There are some houses nearby. There is no reason to be here after dark and it would probably be prudent not to be!
Road directions
From the M25, Junction 20:
Head south east on Watford Road/A41 following the signs for the Warner Brother Studio tour.
After about 1/4 of a mile the road bends very slightly to the right and there is a small triangle of grass which is the left this is Bridge Road, turn down here and follow the road to the end to reach the location.

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Watford Tunnels, Gypsy Lane Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is space for you to park your car at the bridge or you can park near to the houses and walk up to the bridge. Although you will probably be the only car at the bridge end please keep it clear for walkers and horses to pass.
Public transport
From Watford Junction Railway Station:
Take Bus 8 towards Abbots Langley, South Way. Get off at Abbots Langley, near the Long Elms Stop then walk to Gypsy Lane. This should take about 30-40 minutes

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Amenities
Watford will have all you need!
Accommodation
Watford will have all you need!
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Watford Tunnels, Gypsy Lane Bridge

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Streetmap links
Watford Tunnels, Gypsy Lane Bridge general view map
Watford Tunnels, Gypsy Lane Bridge close up map

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Watford Tunnels, Gypsy Lane Bridge



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Photographic notes
The bridge does require some ingenuity to get the best out of it!
The sides are fitted with what is known as 'rotor spikes' which turn if you press them. However an average sized person will be able to reach over these to take a photograph or hold a video camera. A particularly tall tripod would be required if filming in any other manner than hand held though.


General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


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