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Cotherstone Footbridge

Lattice girder beam footbridge supported on masonry abutments and central pier.

The Tees footbridge replaced two earlier ones. The first, a timber bridge, was replaced following flood damage in 1881 and the second was a suspension bridge whose cable snapped in 1929 with 40 people on the bridge, killing one. The present bridge was built by Joseph L Thompson and Sons Ltd of Sunderland.

Morris, C H. Bridges over the Tees. Research Report No 7. Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society, 2000.

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Key Words :- river footbridge lattice girder
Address :- Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, Durham, DL12 8RL
Grid Ref :- NZ 01326 20202
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 54.577028 , Long - -1.981001
Local Authority :- Teesdale District Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - North Riding
Site Condition :- Operational site, in use for original purpose
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown
Site Dates :- 1932 -