Bywell Bridge

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Bywell Bridge
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Bywell Bridge
Carries Road
Crosses River Tyne
Locale Northumberland, England
Designer George Basevi[1]
Design arch
Material stone
Number of spans 5
Construction begin 1836[2]
Opened 1838[1][2]
Toll No
Daily traffic single carriageway
Bywell Bridge is located in Northumberland
Bywell Bridge
Red pog.svg Bywell Bridge shown within Northumberland
grid reference NZ052619
Coordinates 54°57′07″N 1°55′12″W / 54.952°N 1.920°W / 54.952; -1.920Coordinates: 54°57′07″N 1°55′12″W / 54.952°N 1.920°W / 54.952; -1.920

Bywell Bridge is a 19th-century stone bridge carrying the B6309 road across the River Tyne in Northumberland, England. Just south of the bridge is Stocksfield, and just to the west is Bywell. It is a Grade II listed building.[2]

History[edit]

The bridge was opened in 1838. It was built at a cost of £15,000, which was paid by the local landowner T W Beaumont.[3] The designer was the architect George Basevi.[1] The bridge joins Bywell and the adjoining roads with Stocksfield.[1] It is of ashlar masonry, with five segmental arches crossing the river, and two flood arches, without parapets, to the south.[4]

The remains of the piers of an ancient bridge, believed to be Roman, stood nearby until demolished on Beaumont's instructions when work on the present bridge began.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bywell Bridge (at bridgesonthetyne)". Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bywell Bridge (at keystothepast)". Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  3. ^ Handbook for travellers in Durham and Northumberland. London: John Murray. 1864. p. 243. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (240453)". Images of England. Retrieved 23 May 2011
  5. ^ "SINE Project, Structure Details for Bywell Bridge". University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Views on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, from drawings by J.W. Carmichael, with details by J. Blackmore, 1836

External links[edit]

Next crossing upstream River Tyne Next crossing downstream
Styford Bridge
(A68 road) 
Bywell Bridge
Grid reference: NZ052619
Ovingham Bridge