Bridges On The Wear


At this point a ford, footbridge and stepping stones provide three ways of crossing the Wear. The ford is on a minor road going north from St John's Chapel and together with the stepping stones are thought to date from medieval times. The footbridge was replaced in 2012 using s steel girder and the previous footbridge itself replaced an earlier 19th century one. The three crossings are set amidst rural surroundings on a quiet stretch of the river.

 Huntshield Footbridge/Stepping Stones Facts

Constructed - 2012
Type - beam, steel girder, wood deck and rails on 2 stone piers.
Position: near St John's Chapel, County Durham.
Grid Reference: NY 888 382
 Huntshield Footbridge and Stepping Stones

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