Cross Keys Bridge
|Cross Keys Bridge|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|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.
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.