Preston Pipe Bridge
|Preston Pipe Bridge|
Preston Pipe Bridge over the River Tees
|Carries||Water supply pipes|
|Locale||Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom|
|Official name||Preston Pipe Bridge|
|Preceded by||Yarm Bridge|
|Followed by||Jubilee Bridge|
|Longest span||210 feet (64 m)|
|No. of spans||1|
|Piers in water||0|
The Preston Pipe Bridge carries three water pipes across the River Tees north of Ingleby Barwick in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in the north-east of England. The bridge is situated over five kilometres upriver from Stockton town centre, and some 200 m upriver from Jubilee Bridge.
The bridge was built in 1959 by constructor Dowsett to carry two 33 inches (84 cm) diameter water pipes across the Tees. The bridge arch, weighing 200 tonnes was assembled on the Durham bank from prefabricated concrete parts and rolled out across the river on a temporary Bailey Bridge, then moved sideways onto its pre-prepared concrete abutments.