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Startforth Footbridge

Description and History of Site:-
The stepping stones between Startforth and Barnard Castle were replaced in 1871 by a three span bridge with wrought iron lattice girders resting on masonry piers. This was washed away by the flood of 9 March 1881. Wilson Brothers of Darlington built a new bridge in 1882. It is a graceful lattice girder bridge with a centre span of 51.8m over the river and two short spans of 9.5m extending to the banks.

Further Reading and References:-
Morris C.H. 2000. Bridges over the Tees. Cleveland Industrial Archaeologist Society. Research Report No 7.

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Key Words :- river tees footridge

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Address :- Startford, Barnard Castle, Durham, DL12 8QB
Grid Ref :- NZ 0490 1597
Co-ordinates :- Lat 54.538974 , Long -1.925781
Local Authority :- Teesdale District Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - North Riding
Site Status :- Listed - Grade II
Historic England List No - 1291732,
Site Dates :- 1871 -
Contributor :- Charles Morris - 19 January 2016

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