Bridges On The Derwent


On a loop in the river is another footbridge, but wide enough for road traffic. It was built when Derwent Park was constructed in the 1990s on re-claimed industrial land. Clockburn Drift opened nearby in 1952 and went through to Marley Hill colliery two miles to the south. Coal was brought out here over a bridge near the site of the present bridge and taken by rail to the nearby cokeworks, also re-claimed as part of Derwent Park. The colliery and the drift closed in 1983 and the bridge demolished.

Just upstream from the bridge is a small weir and adjacent is a large lake where swans are often found. The river continues along a rock-strewn stretch in a very attractive and heavily wooded area. For more information about Derwent Park and the Derwent Walk click here.

 Derwent Park Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1998
Type - single arch, stone.
Position: near Winlaton Mill, Tyne and Wear.
Grid Ref: NZ 603 183
 Derwent Park Bridge

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