Bridges On The Wear


A modern footbridge replacing an earlier wooden trestle bridge. The river is forded (Shallowford) on the adjacent minor road and stepping stones existed before the first footbridge of about 1861. There is a pipeline upstream from the bridge (pictured below).

Westgate is a small village and was the western gate of the Bishop of Durham's hunting park.

 Britton Bridge Westgate Facts

Constructed - 2002?
Type - beam, steel, stone abutments.
Position: Westgate, County Durham.
Grid Reference: NZ 904 380
 Britton Bridge Westgate

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