NT9916 : River Breamish below Peggy Bell's Bridge

near to Greensidehill, Northumberland, Great Britain

River Breamish below Peggy Bell's Bridge
River Breamish below Peggy Bell's Bridge
Road bridge across the River Breamish west of Ingram, designed on a skew with a span of 70 feet at the site of a former ford known as Hunt or Hunters Ford.

It was built in 1908 using Hennebique Ferro-concrete construction using local river gravel and cement.

The original name was applied to a succession of earlier footbridges constructed at a location some 200 yards downstream, several of which were destroyed by flood.

Sarah Wilson (2005) in Reflections: The Breamish Valley & Ingram discusses who Peggy Bell may have been. One Margaret Bell used to live at Greenside Hill and may have been involved with raising funds to build the first footbridge sometime after the school in Ingram opened in 1834.

Sarah dismisses a prevailing story, recounted here LinkExternal link regarding a drowning at the ford which prompted building of a safer crossing.


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Friday, 21 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 October, 2012
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Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9974 1671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:26.6558N 2:0.3398W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9965 1664
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