Welney Bridge

Wash Road (A1101)
Approaching the bridge
Copyright: Derek Stanley
Taken: date unknown

This is the road bridge at Welney. If you zoom in you can see the high water mark on the bridge quite clearly. It gives an idea of how little headroom there can be when coming from the other direction if you arrive at high tide. It also illustrates how the inner banks would be covered by water at high tide. The water surface at that time extends to the flood banks further out. It is extremely important to keep to the centre of the channel to avoid the risk of running aground (and being stranded as the water level drops so rapidly after high tide)

Welney Bridge is a minor waterways place on the River Great Ouse (New Bedford River) between Denver Junction (Junction of River Great Ouse and New Bedford River) (6 miles and ¼ furlongs to the northeast) and Earith Junction (Junction with Old West River, New Bedford River and the River Great Ouse (Tidal section)) (14 miles and 1¾ furlongs to the southwest).
The nearest place in the direction of Denver Junction is Welney Nature Reserve Footbridge; 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs away.
The nearest place in the direction of Earith Junction is Manea Railway Bridge; 3 miles and 2½ furlongs away.

Salter's Lode Junction6 miles, 3¼ furlongs
Great Ouse - Old Bedford River Junction6 miles, 2¾ furlongs
Denver Junction6 miles, ¼ furlongs
Welmore Sluice4 miles, 2¾ furlongs
Welney Nature Reserve Footbridge1 mile, 2¾ furlongs
Welney Bridge
Manea Railway Bridge3 miles, 2½ furlongs
Oxlode5 miles, ¾ furlongs
Mepal Bridge9 miles, 1¾ furlongs
Mepal Bypass Bridge9 miles, 3½ furlongs
Sutton Bridge10 miles, 3¾ furlongs
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