NZ2115 : Ruins of Piercebridge Roman bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Piercebridge, Darlington, Great Britain

Ruins of Piercebridge Roman bridge
Ruins of Piercebridge Roman bridge
The masonry in the foreground is the bridge abutment built in the 2nd Century AD on the south bank of the River Tees. This bridge replaced an earlier one which had been washed away in a flood, and Dere Street had to be diverted about 200 metres to cross the new bridge. The course of the Tees moved progressively further north, and the south end of the bridge was replaced by a causeway. Eventually the river moved beyond the position of this bridge; it is just beyond the line of trees. The present road bridge is about 400 metres away, by the site of the Roman fort and the present village.
The ruins are in an excavated hollow. There was some snow in the hollow when we visited.
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Saturday, 11 December, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 December, 2010
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Roman bridge   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 21452 15504 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.0616N 1:40.1999W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 21455 15493
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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