Bridges On The Wansbeck


An older stone bridge was replaced by this bridge on a minor road between Meldon and Dyke Neuk. Built using concrete for the arch and with stone abutments and parapet. The parapet balusters were often vandalised or stolen and so were replaced in 1979 by a solid parapet. The village, a little to the south, has a 13th century church and old farm buildings. To the north is the Dyke Neuk pub, at the crossroads on the B6343. The bridge is alledgedly haunted by a local woman known as Meg O' Meldon.

The countryside nearby is mostly farmland and the former Wansbeck Railway ran a mile south of here, with a station at Meldon, now a private house.

 Meldon Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1911
Type - arch, single span, stone, concrete.
Position: Rivergreen Mill, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NZ 119 851
 Meldon Bridge
Meldon Bridge looking west

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