Bridges On The Tees


Near a farm along a track off the B6277 road near Forest-in-Teesdale, this privately-built bridge is used by farm vehicles and walkers. The landscape now looks increasingly remote, with high hills to north and south. Cronkley Scar is nearby, rocky and inhospitable. The river runs over a stony bed below. Downstream it makes a wide loop before reaching High Force.

The land nearby is grazed by sheep and cattle. A mile away a minor road, reputedly the highest in England, leaves the main road near Langdon Beck and crosses Chapel Fell to the north to reach St John's Chapel in Weardale. a remote road of many twists and turns it offers spectacular views north and south from the summit on a clear day.

 Cronkley Bridge Facts

Constructed - not known.
Type - beam.
Position: near Bowlees, County Durham.
Grid Ref: NY 889 283
 Cronkley Bridge

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