The Sounding Arch
We traveled to Maidenhead to celebrate with Frances’s grandparents their 60th wedding anniversary. With her parents we went for a nice walk along the river after lunch. An interesting feature along the walk was the Maidenhead Railway Bridge, also known as “The Sounding Arch”. It crosses the River Thames here. It was built in 1838 and carried the railway across the river on two brick arches, which at the time of building were the widest and flattest in the world. It got its names as “The Sounding Arch” due to it’s incredible echo. We stood under the arch to have some fun making noise and hearing the amusing echo.