NY9027 : Wynch Bridge

taken 13 years ago, near to Holwick, County Durham, England

This is 1 of 12 images, with title Wynch Bridge in this square
Wynch Bridge
Wynch Bridge
Wynch Bridge crossing the gorge, with the River Tees far below.

Wynch Bridge is the second bridge to have crossed the Tees at this point. The first, built in 1741, was the earliest known suspension bridge in Europe. In 1802, one of the cables snapped as a party of walkers was crossing the bridge. Three men tumbled into the river in the gorge below; one of them drowned. The bridge was initially repaired but, in 1830, it was replaced by the present bridge.

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Geographical Context: Uplands Rivers, Streams, Drainage River: Tees other tags: Suspension Bridge Foot Bridge Footbridge Bridge North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · River Tees below Wynch Bridge [24] · Crossed the Tees at this Point [2] Title Clusters: · Wynch Bridge [12] ·
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NY9027, 148 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 June, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9038 2789 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.7615N 2:9.0354W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9038 2788
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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