Bridges On The Wear


Built as part of the traffic relief scheme of which Milburngate Bridge is also a part, this bridge did not open until 8 years later. It was designed by Durham County Council Engineer John Tully and cost 500,000. The two bridges allow traffic to pass from west to east of the city while avoiding the centre and its two ancient bridges.

 New Elvet Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1975
Type - balanced cantilever, concrete beams, 2 concrete piers.
Position - Durham, County Durham.
Grid Ref: NZ 275 425

 New Elvet Bridge

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