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Crossing the Ouse in St Neots

In 1964 the stone bridge town bridge, which dated from the early 17th century was replaced by the one you see today.

The 17th century bridge itself replaced a timber structure dating from the late 12th century and in 1648  was the scene of a skirmish between Royalists and Roundheads in the English Civil War, culminating in a victory for the Roundheads. The original bridge across the Ouse was a timber one of 72 arches, built in the 12th Century which replaced the original ford crossing.