Little London Bridge

Mock-up of London Road Bridge twinned

Whilst idling my time away on the sick list, I’ve been playing around with a few ideas for the ongoing problem of the junction at Little London, where London Road meets Cradge Bank. I’m sure the locals have a name for it, but I can never recall it! (If you’re a road map nerd, it’s the B1172!).

This should be a pretty straightforward crossroads, but a combination of the adjacent bridge, the very well used Hawthorn Bank close by and the busy BP garage almost opposite, make it a driver’s nigthtmare at busy times of the day. This is one of the major routes in and out of Spalding and given the new A16 to Peterborough, it can only get worse.

Looking at the road layout, courtesy of Google Maps, it’s obvious that it would take a bit more than a bit of adjustment to the road layout and nobody in Spalding would wish to see yet another set of traffic lights installed! At the other end of Spalding and crossing the same river, is a bridge known locally as twin bridges, so why not do the same at Little London? See the photo.

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