Bridges On The Blyth


This is really two bridges; the first opened in 1960 some 18 years after the idea was first mooted. Another bridge was built alongside (like the Wansbeck bridge at North Seaton) just upstream when the A189 spine road to Ashington was dualled in 1996. It links Cramlington with Ashington and Newbiggin to the north and is perhaps the second busiest bridge on the River Blyth after the A1 bridge at Stannington.

The river banks are grassed and wooded and to the south east is the Kitty Brewster Industrial Estate.From here the river becomes narrower moving west as the estuary is left behind.

 Kitty Brewster A189 Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1960 (eastern section) 1996 (western section)
Type - beam, 5 span twin steel girders with cross beams and RC slab on steel box section piers (eastern); 5 span PSU beams, deck slabs linked on RC' portal frame' piers and RC abutments (western).
Position: Kitty Brewster, Blyth, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NZ 282 823
 Kitty Brewster A189 Bridge

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