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Description: Cross Keys Bridge (Formerly Including Hydraulic Engine House)
Date Listed: 11 January 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 197930
OS Grid Reference: TF4821721030
OS Grid Coordinates: 548217, 321030
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7665, 0.1954
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SUTTON BRIDGE RIVER NENE
TF 42 SE
5/84 Cross Keys Bridge
Road and rail hydraulic swing bridge, now road bridge. Opened
1897, erected by A. Handyside & Co. Ltd. Steel, iron and wood.
The-swing span has 3 parallel bowstring braced girders carried on
a pivot pier. There are 2 fixed spans of steel plate girders at
the east end. Bridge topped with wooden podium surmounted by
hexgonal wood and glazed viewing chamber. Plaque to north west
inscribed 'Made and erected by A. Handyside & Co. Ltd. Derby and
London 1897. Hydraulic machinery by Sir W. G. Armstrong,
Whitworth & Co. Ltd. Steel for girders made by the Staffordshire
Steel Co., Bilston.' The first bridge of 1830/1 designed by
Rennie was timber with cast iron opening spans. This bridge
replaces the second bridge of 1850, designed by Stephenson, which
was used for rail traffic when the line from Spalding to Sutton
Bridge was extended to King's Lynn in 1866. The bridge is
connected underground to The Engine House, Sutton Bridge, item
Listing NGR: TF4821721030
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Source: English Heritage
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