Bridges On The Wear


Broken Way footbridge is reached from the west end of St John's Chapel and there is an old ford here too. This bridge gives access from a footpath on the south side to an intersection of paths on the north side leading along the riverbank and on to various settlements. The former Weardale railway passed close by and an arch can be seen in the photograph. Stepping stones once existed but were replaced by a footbridge. The existing structure replaced a bridge destroyed by floods in 1985.

 Broken Way Footbridge Facts

Constructed - 1985?
Type - beam, wood, 2 stone piers.
Position: St John's Chapel, County Durham.
Grid Reference - NY 880 384
 Broken Way Footbridge

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