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Corbridge Bridge (Corbridge)

Corbridge Bridge.
Corbridge Bridge.

Although there was an earlier 13th century bridge at this site, the present bridge was built in 1674. Small parts of the medieval bridge survive on the northern side. This bridge was one of the only bridges to survive great floods in 1771, though it was strengthened in 1780. In 1831 the southern arch was rebuilt. The bridge was also altered in 1880 , 1950 and 1973/4. This is the oldest surviving bridge on the River Tyne and is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8987
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Corbridge bridge 2003; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WATCHING BRIEF, Corbridge Bridge 2010; Pre-Construct Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge


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