Cross Keys Bridge, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

Cross Keys Bridge, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken 03 March 2005 © Mr James Brown. Source Historic England Archive ref: 197930

Cross Keys Bridge was opened in 1897 as a road and rail hydraulic swing bridge. Two bridges spanning the river Nene had been built previously; the first by Thomas Telford, was opened in 1830-1 and the second in 1850. The current Cross Keys Bridge replaced the latter bridge and was used for both road and rail traffic. It cost £80,000 and is made of steel, iron and wood. When the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway closed in 1965 the tracks were converted to road use and Cross Keys Bridge became just a road bridge.

Location

Lincolnshire Sutton Bridge

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

bridge steel road rail water transport Victorian (1837 - 1901)