Bridges On The Tees


This is the second pipe bridge on the Tees and was built in 1936 for the Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Board. It is situated about half a mile upstream from Piercebridge and carries water from the north side in twin pipes. The bridge was re-painted and the pipes re-insulated in 2007, a job taking several weeks. It is arched and curves gracefully over the river. There is an entrance on the south side and a walkway for maintenance workers and handrails are provided. It is not accessible to the public as a crossing point. The riverbank here is wooded and the Teesdale way runs alongside. An unusual bridge in a rural setting.

 Piercebridge Pipe Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1956
Type - arch, steel.
Position: near Piercebridge, County Durham.
Grid Ref: NZ 203 156
 Piercebridge Pipe Bridge

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