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Sutton Bridge
 
Sutton Bridge, Bridge Road
Sutton Bridge, Bridge Road
Sutton Bridge, Bridge Road

Sutton Bridge lies 7 miles north of Wisbech close to the border with Norfolk. It has the only flintstone church in Lincolnshire.

King John is rumoured to have lost his treasure close by.

The naturalist Sir Peter Scott lived for a time in the East Lighthouse.

undated postcard

Sutton Bridge, Bridge Road
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge

The third Cross Keys Bridge over the river Nene at Sutton Bridge.

This Swing Bridge was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1894-1897 at a cost of £80,000 and was initially worked by hydraulic power.

It carried both rail and road traffic until the railway closed in 1959.

The bridge still opens for river traffic heading to and from Wisbech.

Postcard, 1920

Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge, River Nene, swing bridge,
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge

Construction on this swing bridge began in 1894 and it opened for traffic on 25 July 1897. The engineer was J. Allen McDonald, engineer to the Midland Railway.

It was made and erected by A. Handyside & Co. Ltd of Derby & London, with hydraulic power by Sir W. C. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd of Newcastle on Tyne.

Postcard posted 1915

Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys swing bridge
Sutton Bridge, Port
Sutton Bridge, Port
Sutton Bridge, Port

The modern port of Sutton Bridge, opened in 1987, is situated on the west bank of the river Nene, close to the entrance to the former dock (indicated by the V-shape in the line of the river bank at the top of the photograph).

This is now a busy sea terminal importing goods from Europe and despatching them by lorry along the adjacent A17.

Sutton Bridge, port, river Nene,