Bridges On The Coquet


"In a deep pool at Blindburn, locally called the "Maskin", a large burn trout was caught a few years ago, weighing no less than seven pounds"."

'Upper Coquetdale. David Dippie Dixon. 1903.

Situated at the confluence of the Blind Burn and Coquet, Blindburn is a small settlement, the last on the river apart from an isolated old farmhouse or two. A bridge crosses the burn nearby, replacing a ford, but the Coquet, narrower from here, is crossed only by a footbridge.

From Blindburn the road moves into very isolated country with steep hills on all sides.

 Blindburn Footbridge Facts

Constructed - not known
Type - beam, steel girder.
Position: Blindburn, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NT 831 108
 Blindburn Footbridge

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