The first bridge on the South Tyne is the least interesting on the whole of that river. Only a few concrete slabs placed across the stream, it has no rail and is only a short height above the water. There is some evidence of lead mining with shafts and tracks and the bridge leads onto such a track. The source of the Tyne is near and the river is just a trickle running through the grasses beyond the bridge. To the west lies Cross Fell and the Eden valley, southeast is Teesdale and the Wear is not far away either.