An engineer at work during a 1983 repainting of Crescent Bridge.
An engineer at work during a 1983 repainting of Crescent Bridge.

In pictures: Looking back at Peterborough’s iconic Crescent Bridge through the years

Peterborough’s Crescent Bridge is almost 109 years old and stands as an iconic entrance to the city.

By Mark Edwards
Saturday, 12th March 2022, 12:30 pm

Crescent Bridge is a real city landmark and having been built in 1913 will celebrate its 110th year next year. It spans the busy East Coast Mainline and was originally built to replace dangerous level crossings on Thorpe Road.

There were houses on a road called The Crescent near the bridge and that and its remarkable design probably gave rise to its name.

It recently incorporated a temporary cycle lane and can occasionally become a traffic bottleneck.

Painted in light blue and red in a major refurbishment in 1983 the bridge remains a stunning gateway to the city centre and a popular feature of the Peterborough landscape.

Do you think Crescent Bridge is one of the city’s most interesting features?

Would you like to see a cycle lane recreated on the bridge?

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