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Where road, canal and rail bridges coincide in Hanwell

Hanwell Flight of Locks

The Hanwell flight of six locks raises the Grand Union Canal by just over 53 ft and has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage. At the top of the flight of locks towards Norwood Green is the Three Bridges designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is still often referred to locally as simply Windmill Bridge and is very close to the spot where the eponymous windmill once stood; attracting the attention of a local Brentford artist named Joseph Mallord William Turner.

Source: http://www.wiki.cn/wiki/Hanwell

By constructing 'Three Bridges' Isambard Kingdom Brunel helped to connect three forms of transport in Hanwell. Road, canal and rail. Three Bridges is a unique construction and one of his last engineering feats. Here a road (Windmill Lane) goes over the canal which crosses a railway, all at the same point.

'Three Bridges' showing the railway beneath.