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Kingsferry Bridge

Not just the Kingsferry bridge, but the old bridge and the new Swale crossing as it's built.
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During the reign of Edward I (1239-1307), according to the historian Charles Igglesden, a bridge connected Sheppey to the mainland at Elmley. It was called the Tremsethg Bridge but was lost in a freak tidal wave and never replaced.

In much more modern times, the Kingsferry Bridge (replacing the ferry) has been built. There have been three bridges, each having to be built to allow passage along the navigable waterway to The Swale:

July 19, 1860: The South Eastern Railway built this first bridge to an Admiralty design. It had a central span raised from two towers. Trains and road traffic were able to use it, as with the next two bridges.
November 6, 1906: The South Eastern and Chatham Railway replaced the first bridge with one having a "rolling lift" design. It was originally worked by hand, but later by electricity.
October 1959: The present bridge was built. It is a lifting bridge, able to lift both the road and the railway line to allow ships to pass beneath.
(Information on the bridge from Railways of the Southern Region Geoffrey Body (PSL Field Guide 1884)

A gradual increase in traffic flows to and from Sheppey brought increasingly bad vehicle holdups, and construction of a second road bridge began in early 2004; it is due to be completed by summer 2006. This bridge differs from previous bridges in that it is fixed, rising to a height of 20m above the Swale. This bridge will carry the improved A249 trunk road, also opening in summer 2006.
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Kings Ferry 1929
Kings Ferry 1929
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Train over old bridge
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Queensferry Bridge!
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Closer 1895
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The Bridge around 1977 (631)
The Bridge around 1977 (631)
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Old & New (561)
Old & New (561)
Old & New (561)
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Swale Halt
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Kingsferry Bridge - Going Up
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Kingsferry Bridge - Fully Raised
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Kingsferry Bridge - Boat Coming Through
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Kingsferry Bridge - Train Crossing
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Kingsferry Bridge (70's)
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Home From Work
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Usual journey home
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Bridge - 1966
Kingsferry Bridge 2001
Kingsferry Bridge 2001
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Queensferry Bridge?
The old Sheppey Bridge
The old Sheppey Bridge
Top of the bridge
Top of the bridge
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Under the bridge
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Cloudy Sky
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Cloudy Sky 2
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On its own
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Long Shot 2003
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Kingsferry Bridge
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Work progresses
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Floods1953.
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Kingsferry Bridge
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New Bridge. 01
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Aerial View
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The road off the Island
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Kingsferry Bridge 1961
Kingsferry Bridge 1961
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Kingsferry Bridge
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Swale Crossing
Kingsferry Bridge - The only way on and off! (695)
Kingsferry Bridge - The only way on and off! (695)
Kingsferry Bridge (669)
Kingsferry Bridge (669)
The Old Bridge (609)
The Old Bridge (609)
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Under construction 1959
Under construction 1959
1951 Swale Bridge
1951 Swale Bridge
Old railway crossing
Old railway crossing
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New rail crossing
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Narrow Bridge
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Both bridges raised
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Kingsferry
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Kingsferry
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Accident 1922
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View towards Sheppey
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Kingsferry Bridge
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Building work
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Building work
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During the frost of 1895
During the frost of 1895
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