"Everybody loves a bridge. They are essentially romantic objects - brave, adventurous, usually handsome or at least interesting to look at, often magnificently idiosyncratic and every single one of them a seperate individual with its own personality, pedigree and background, each time to be freshly encountered and enjoyed."
Bridges. Sir Hugh Casson. 1963
This bridge was built to replace the old road bridge over the A694 Shotley Bridge road when it proved to be inadequate as traffic increased. It is situated only a few yards upstream of the old bridge and.