Bridges On The Wear


A bridge of quite recent origin on the site of a ford and two previous wooden footbridges destroyed by floods. The previous one had the centre part washed away by floods in 1995 and that part was replaced by a steel structure. The new one was refurbished in 2008 and is now all steel and looks new in 2010. There are steps up at either side. It links the main A689 road and a minor road and caravan site south of the river via a footpath through fields. A path leads to Westgate along the riverside.

 Brotherlee Footbridge Facts

Constructed - 1995?
Type - beam, steel, wooden deck, 4 stone piers, stone abutments.
Position: Brotherlee, County Durham.
Grid Reference: NZ 926 378
 Brotherlee Footbridge

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