Swinford Toll Bridge

Swinford Toll Bridge, Eynsham: Address, Swinford Toll Bridge Reviews: 3/5

Swinford Toll Bridge
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Bridges

3.0
75 reviews
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Tristram Shandy
Aberystwyth, UK3 contributions
Wind in the Willows
Jun 2021
Ratty, Badger and Mole and I have saved over £17 throughout the pandemic, we salute the owners of the bridge, can't wait for the toll to be reinstated and really mug off our fellow commuters.
Toad.
Written July 7, 2021
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Michelle
Cheltenham, UK18 contributions
No toll today
Oct 2020 • Family
Pretty bridge. Usually a 5p toll, I was worried about not having any change but fortunately they were not charging today.
Written October 31, 2020
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loopyloo2502
Oxford, UK41 contributions
Up and over
Aug 2020
Lovely views as you go over the bridge and when we went over there was no charge to use it . Maybe an honesty box should be set up.
Written August 9, 2020
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elena o
1 contribution
Mrs
Mar 2020 • Family
Full of potholes and rude staff. When I asked whether the owner has been made aware of the potholes, the old man told me “you know these round things are called wheels?” I just drove away....
Written March 16, 2020
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Rob T
Woodstock, UK104 contributions
Serious potholes and abusive staff
Feb 2020
This toll bridge makes a mint at peak times and tailbacks can be as much as 45 minutes. It is a ridiculous system in this day and age; the council should buy it and put a few pounds on the tax. It would be a massively popular move.
The 5 pences clearly go straight in the owners pocket. There are frequently huge potholes both ways and the staff are always unpleasant and sometimes abusive.
Written February 24, 2020
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Pat C
Witney, UK29 contributions
Lovely people - essential crossing!
Dec 2019
I use this crossing fairly regularly. It gets very busy at rush-hour, with lengthy queues, but the people on duty are always pleasant. If you can pick the time you travel, it’s great. The bridge itself is quite narrow and you do get large lorries and buses crossing it, but generally, it is not a problem to cross. Apparently, John Wesley nearly drowned crossing the river here (I don’t think he used the bridge!).
Written February 5, 2020
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JEv
1 contribution
Serious multiple potholes in the toll area roadway
Jan 2020
Toll gate area now seriously affected both carriageway lanes by many large potholes in roadway
They've been there for over a month now. From just to the south of the toll booth for a distance of up to 15 yds/metres the multiple potholes are in both wheeled track-ways on both sides of the road. Many are 6 inches deep or more causing car wheels to drop-in and damage suspension / tracking, or encouraging drivers to drift into oncoming traffic.
Local authority (Oxon CC) have confirmed it is a private road and so not their responsibility, meaning the obligation to repair lies with the owner and operator of the bridge. And does this probably mean the obligation to compensate the vehicle owner for wheel and suspension damage as and when it occurs?
Written January 16, 2020
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MGOUFC
1 contribution
Takes ages and rude young staff
Oct 2019
I travel over this toll bridge everyday and fail to see why it takes the length of time to pass over as it does. At each end of the bridge is clear road, so each car goes over the bridge and straight off. How do queues of 30 minutes form most days on either side? How long does crossing a bridge and handing over 5p take? Baffling. In addition, an extremely rude, cocky teenager seems to have started over the last few months. Used to play loud music on the job (not so much anymore), and seems to do not much else but attempt to talk to women and make rude comments and shout as cars go by. How this worryingly overconfident kid still has a job I will never know.
Written October 30, 2019
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DaviniaW
53 contributions
Seriously??
Sep 2019 • Couples
For 5p traffic is backed up in each direction. After a long journey we were stuck in this trying to get into our B&B. Finally the line moved and we could get into the driveway. Only later having to cross the bridge for dinner we find it was all for 5p per car. Does this cover the cost of the toll Keepers?? What about the excess pollution of all the cars sitting there idling. I’d love to know here the money goes. If it was more maybe it could contribute to the upkeep of the bridge or river banks but 5p seems unlikely to do that
Written September 20, 2019
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Missy02Oxford
Clifton Hampden, UK25 contributions
Fabulous smiley polite las
Aug 2019
I travel over this bridge everyday 4 times a day, the lovely lad wearing the garland has been so refreshing to see each day, he is a real credit to his work place smiling at all times, very polite and always wishes you a good day, what a smashing young man. Thank you
Written August 30, 2019
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