Bridges On The Wear


An attractive new bridge whose coloured stonework has not yet weathered in, it leads to houses high up on the hillside via a good new road. The stonework was done by Lambeth Stonework of Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria. Built using local sandstone, the walls on top are reinforced with box section steel to prevent vehicles breaking through and going over the edge.

The river is growing ever more narrow here and the south side of the valley is forested. The name Lambeth Bridge is a nickname given it during construction but it apparently has no 'official' name.

 Weardale Estate Bridge Facts

Constructed - 2007
Type - arch, single span,steel and stone.
Position: Near Lanehead, County Durham.
Grid Ref: NY 829 428
 Weardale Estate Bridge

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