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Sulby Bridge

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Sulby Bridge
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From:  Ballaugh
To:  Ramsey
Isle of Man
Highway Authority
Isle of Man
Opening Date
1739, 1815, 1923
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Crossings related to the A3 (Isle of Man)
Sulby Bridge

Sulby Bridge carries the A3 over the Sulby River in the village of Sulby towards the northern end of the Isle of Man. The current bridge was built in 1923 to replace a hump-backed bridge which had proven troublesome for the riders on the TT Circuit, which still crosses the bridge to this day. The bridge was considered particularly difficult, as it came after a sweeping right hand bend at the end of the mile-long Sulby Straight. The old bridge had been built in 1815, itself replacing an even older structure dating from 1739, although little is known about it.

The current bridge is a twin span stone bridge supported by steel girders to remove the hump of the arches which it replaced. It seems possible that the abutments and central pier date back to 1815, and that some of the stonework from the old parapets was reused to construct the current parapets. These parapets are, however, constructed in the style of the time, with slightly raised 'piers' over the abutments and central pier, hinting at the Art Deco style which seems to have been popular on the island in the 1920s. The steel girders are flat, producing a wide flat roadway with two wide traffic lanes and a pavement on the upstream side.


Looking across Sulby Bridge, with the A17 continuing ahead

Immediately to the north of the bridge, the A3 turns a ninety degree bend onto the Sulby Straight, while straight ahead the A17 heads north to St Judes. The junction is a simple, wide T junction without any turning lanes. Due to its location on the TT course, the junction has black and white kerbs.


Route To Notes


Ramsey, Douglas (A2)


Kirk Michael, The South, Airport, Peel (A4)


Andreas, Bride

Sulby Bridge
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Crossings on the Isle of Man
Rivers Dhoo & GlassRiver Dhoo: Braddan Bridge River Glass: St George's Bridge  • Quarterbridge River Douglas: Pulrose Bridge  • Douglas Bridge  • Douglas Harbour Lifting Bridge
Sulby RiverTholt-y-Will Bridge  • Sulby Bridge  • Garey Ford  • Ramsey Bridge  • Ramsey Swing Bridge
River NebBallig Bridge  • Ballaleece Bridge  • Glenfaba Bridge
Laxey RiverGlen Roy Bridge  • Laxey Bridge  • Old Laxey Bridge
Other BridgesBallaugh Bridge  • Brewery Bridge  • Governor's Bridge  • Monks Bridge  • Groudle Glen Viaduct  • Glen Maye Bridge
Douglas FerriesStranraer ferry  • Heysham ferry  • Liverpool ferry  • Birkenhead ferry  • Belfast ferry  • Dublin ferry

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