Bridges On The Tyne


The first bridge on the South Tyne is the least interesting on the whole of that river. Only a few concrete slabs placed across the stream, it has no rail and is only a short height above the water. There is some evidence of lead mining with shafts and tracks and the bridge leads onto such a track. The source of the Tyne is near and the river is just a trickle running through the grasses beyond the bridge. To the west lies Cross Fell and the Eden valley, southeast is Teesdale and the Wear is not far away either.

 First Bridge

Constructed - date not known.
Type - beam, concrete slabs on steel girders.
Position - 5m south of Garrigill, Cumbria.
Grid Ref: NY 754 360
 Near first Bridge on South Tyne

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