1907 – “One of the last remaining Pile Bridges doomed: A vanishing landmark in Lincolnshire” “Fosdyke Bridge, which spans the Welland at the head of Fosdyke Water, is to be replaced by a swing bridge” At present its central arch is raised by hand to let vessels pass to and from Spalding. These delightful relics of a simpler England are now all too few, but the needs of a strenuous time forbid sentimental regret at their disappearance” as reported in 1907 in the Illustrated London News.