Does anyone know any history surrounding a former overbridge backing onto Cavendish Avenue to the North and the David Lloyd complex to the South? The vertical abutments are extant. I have tried Googling, to no avail. This video at 44:06 shows it clearly. Google Earth imagery from 1945 shows the full structure intact.
Looking back through old OS maps show it as "there" from at least the pre-war period onwards,but no indication of its function. Certainly odd as on the one side there appears to be a substantial earthen ramp,on the other access to the service alley behind the houses in Cavendish Ave. I suspect an accommodation bridge of some sort? Whose real function disappeared when the farmland was built over? maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=19&lat=51.55762&lon=-0.34125&layers=173&right=BingHyb
Last Edit: Jun 14, 2021 16:53:12 GMT by slugabed: Accuracy
Yes that is odd, given the map date of 1912. There are pictures of South Harrow sidings even with a shed on at least one road much earlier than that. Rather impressive though is the track layout and sidings showing at Sudbury Hill, Harrow on the Great Central, now Chiltern.
It was a temporary building and was replaced by Mill Hill Park (Ealing Common) in 1905. I believe it lasted a for a time beyond the opening of Ealing Common as I have seen reference in Traffic Notices c.1910 about the movement and storage of Picc Line Gate Stock cars in under cover accommodation.