The major civil engineering landmark of the branch is situated aproximately 500 yards away from Epsom Downs station: Drift Bridge. Once the longest span single-arch railway bridge in Surrey, it is still one of the landmark sights along the branch.

This is a turn of the 19th/20th century view of the bridge from the Cheam side, in the form of a postcard produced and sold by a local stationery shop.

The modern view (September 28th 2003) shows the bridge from the Banstead side - traffic and all that goes with it really are the only signs of change.

"The Drift Bridge", a pub which dated from 1932 and closed in 2004, was situated in viewing distance on the Banstead side of the bridge, featuring a scene from the days of steam on its pub sign: an LBSCR engine crossing the bridge.



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