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Cross Keys Bridge

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Cross Keys Bridge
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Sutton Bridge
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Additional Information
List No:  1064536  (Grade II*)
Bridge Type:  Swing Bridge
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Crossings related to the A17

Cross Keys Bridge crosses the River Nene on the A17 at Sutton Bridge, and is the last bridge on the Nene before the sea. As the river is still navigable, damage from ships has occurred in the past.

The bridge was once the responsibility of the Highways Agency, however, the A17 was detrunked in the early 2000s and responsibility passed to Lincolnshire Council.


Cross Keys Bridge was originally built in 1897 for the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, replacing an earlier structure. It has two parallel spans, and for a time the upstream span carried the railway, and the downstream one carried the road. The railway line closed in 1959 however, so the A17 now uses both spans of the bridge. Due to the narrow width of both, there is a 30 limit across the bridge.

Cross Keys Bridge
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Crossings of the River Nene
Badby Bridge • M1 Viaduct, near Junction 16 • Upton Way Bridge • Towcester Road Bridge • South Bridge (Northampton) • Northampton South Bypass Bridge • Bedford Road Bridge • Wellingborough Bypass Bridge • London Road Bridge (Wellingborough) • Irthlingborough Viaduct • Nene Viaduct • Oundle Bypass South Bridge • Oundle Bypass North Bridge • North Bridge (Oundle) • Wansford Bridge • Wansford Bypass Bridge • Nene Parkway Bridge • Town Bridge • Black Bridge • Dog-in-a-Doublet Bridge • Guyhirn Bridge • Freedom Bridge • Cross Keys Bridge

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