Bridges On The Wear


Another railway bridge built for the Wear Valley Railway extension to Wearhead. It is of a familiar pattern and rests on two stone piers. it is somewhat longer than the other rail bridges and crosses a rocky river bed and part of the bank to either side. The Weardale Way footpath passes underneath on the north side.

 Stanhope West Railway Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1895
Type - beam, iron, stone abutments and 2 piers.
Position: Stanhope, County Durham.
Grid Ref: NY 983 390

 Stanhope West Railway Bridge

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