Bridges On The Aln


A footbridge located just west of an Irish ford, it allows pedestrians to cross when the river is in flood. It links the West Lodge at Eslington Park with Great Ryle and Prendwick on a minor road.

It was the scene of a fatal accident in 1951 when a rider was thrown from her horse during floods. The lady involved was riding one horse and leading another. The one she was leading shied around in the flood, pulling her horse around which stepped over the edge and was sucked into the culvert under the road. Her body was later recovered from the river within Eslington Park.

 Eslington Lodge Footbridge Facts
Constructed - about 1960
Type - beam, concrete infill between beams.
Position: Eslington Park, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NU 038 118

 Eslington West Lodge Footbridge

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