Bridges On The Tyne


Severely Damaged by Floods on 19 May 2013

The bridge is no longer in use due to flood damage to the deck.

"There is a wooden bridge by which the river is re-crossed, and shortly after Glen Dhu burn, with one of the finest falls in the district, is reached.

The Tyne and its Tributaries, W J Palmer. 1882

Another footbridge, replacing a ford downstream, on a remote part of the river and reached from a minor road at Eals Bridge down a rough farm road. The country is wooded and the river shallow hereabouts.

The bridge gives access to the west side of the river via a footbridge over a tributary up the hill to the South Tyne Trail. There was formerly (1951) a footbridge at nearby Whitwam which fell into disrepair.

 Eals Footbridge Facts

Constructed - 1961
Type - Beam, wooden.
Position - 5 miles south of Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NY 679 567
 Eals Footbridge

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