TF4821 : View towards Cross Keys Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

View towards Cross Keys Bridge
View towards Cross Keys Bridge
The bridge takes the A17 over the River Nene. A converted warehouse and Garners Wharf can be seen on the other side of the river. Crosskeys Bridge is the third bridge to cross the river Nene at this location. The first timber and cast iron bridge was built by Rennie & Telford in 1831. It was replaced by another, designed by Robert Stephenson, in 1850. The current bridge, a swing bridge like its predecessor, was built in 1897 and used to once cater for road traffic on one side and rail on the other. The railway reached Sutton Bridge in 1862 but with the Beeching cuts it was closed in 1965 and the bridge converted to purely road use.

Several images of the bridge (including one showing the previous swing bridge which no longer exists) when it was still used by the railway can be found here: LinkExternal link. Many thanks to Ashley Dace > LinkExternal link for providing this link.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 October, 2009
Category
Swing bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 482 210 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0079N 0:11.7431E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 484 214
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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