In 1865, an additional route between Hayling and the main land was created in the form of a railway bridge. Built as an essential part of the Hayling to Langstone branch line, this 1000ft long triumph of Victorian engineering opened in the centre to create a 30 foot gap to allow for the movement of shipping between Chichester and Langstone harbours.

The remains of the timber legs of the railway bridge, later encased in concrete for reinforcement can still be seen today and serve as a reminder of the old railway.