Bridges On The Blyth


There are no books devoted to the river Blyth that I have found, but the river is mentioned in a few books and information about Blyth itself is available. Ports and Harbours of Northumberland is a valuable book for the port. Pevsner's Buildings of England volume for Northumberland is useful as is Bob's Bridges. The Railways of the Northumberland Coalfield and Main Line Railways of Northumberland have both provided much information about railways crossing the river Blyth and their bridges. There is little else published of use. All the bridges on the Blyth have been visited and photographed except for some on the Blagdon estate which are private and are so are unfortunately not included. Older photographs have been included when appropriate and special thanks to Northumberland County Council Highways Division who provided much factual information and photographs on this and other rivers' bridges.


Ports and Harbours of Northumberland. - Stafford Linsley. 2005

Gives a comprehensive account of the development of the Port of Blyth (and other ports), with photographs.

The Buildings Of England - Northumberland. - Nikolaus Pevsner and Ian Richmond. 1992

This updated volume in the highly-regarded series gives much information on some of the Blyth's bridges in its coverage of buildings of interest and importance in Northumberland.

Bob's Bridges - Robert Robson. 1998

A series of personal reminisences from a foreman bridge repairer and builder employed by Northumberland County Council covering all the main rivers of the county and packed with interesting facts and photographs from his long and successful career.


The Companion Guide to The Coast of North East England. - John Seymour1974.

Gives information on Blyth, North Blyth and Cambois.

The Companion Guide To Northumbria. - Edward Grierson. 1976.

Background information about some of the places covered in the website.

The Bridges of Northumberland and Durham. - Frank Graham. 1975.

Information and pictures of some of the River Blyth's bridges.

Also consulted were:

North Eastern Branch Lines Since 1925. - K. Hoole. 1978.
Various editions of the Ordnance Survey for Northumberland.
Special thanks to Northumberland County Council Highways Division.
The public library in Blyth.
The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Resource Centre at Beamish Museum.
Various individuals from all of the afore-mentioned.

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