Construction date given is an estimated ca. date. The main spans of a bridge at this location was washed away in a flood in 1880, so it is assumed the lattice girder seen here dattes to soon after that flood. The arch approach spans may in part be older, if they were from this earlier bridge and they survived the flood. They could date to the 1700s.
Official Heritage Listing Information and Findings
Listed At: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1150281
Tollbridge. Mid C18, part replaced in late C19. Iron-framed bridge with timber decking, and one surviving brick arch on sandstone cutwater; floodarches red brick in loose English garden wall bond with sandstone dressings; sandstone and brick abutment walls and piers on Aldwark bank. Flat 4-span bridge on tall slender columns flanked by semicircular brick arches between pilaster piers with round-arched recessed panels. Arch on Aldwark side is skewed and spans part of river. Arcades of semicircular floodarches between pilaster piers and with flat, tooled coping, on each bank. Arcade on Aldwark bank terminates in splayed walls with flat coping, ramped up from piers with flat caps. Bridge statute approved in 1768; centre part washed away in flood of 1880.
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Full Motion Video
Two people going different directions tried to cross the one-lane bridge at the same time. Here is what happened. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.