Bridges On The Aln


Also known as the Abbey Bridge this is another of Alnwick's old bridges. It replaced a narrow wooden footbridge which existed in the 18th century. Horses and carriages crossed by means of a nearby ford at that time. It is part of the B6346 road from Alnwick to Eglingham. The new bridge was commissioned by the Duke of Northumberland and its arches have a span of 33 feet, the flood arch has almost a 10 feet span. Cutwaters protect the bridge and large circular decorations adorn the spandrels between the arches. It is Grade 1 listed.

 Canongate Bridge Facts
Constructed - 1821
Type - three arches + flood arch, stone.
Position: Alnwick, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NU 181 140

 Canongate Bridge

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