NY9864 : River Tyne, The Bridge at Corbridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Corbridge, Northumberland, Great Britain

River Tyne, The Bridge at Corbridge
River Tyne, The Bridge at Corbridge
The old stone bridge at Corbridge was completed in 1674, replacing a ford which succeeded a previous medieval bridge of 1235. The bridge was so well constructed that it was the sole survivor of the very destructive floods of 1771 which carried away or damaged every other bridge on the Tyne, including Hexham.

The bridge originally had pointed arches and six spans but an additional span was added at the south end after the great flood. In 1881 it was widened by three feet but its appearance was not spoilt. It is 146 metres long. It is Grade 1 listed.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement 
River (from Tags)
Tyne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9887 6416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3233N 2:1.1510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9876 6415
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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