Bridges On The Aln


The new bridge is part of a 3.1 million scheme of road and bridge improvements on the A1068 road from Amble to Alnwick, and replaced the old bridge in 2004, with a new roundabout to the north. It is of a strikingly modern design by Northumberland County Council. Suitable for today's traffic it lies west of the old bridge on a new alignment and its bowstring arches lean away from the roadway.

A footpath striding up the hilll to the southwest leads to the river beside the railway viaduct and eventually to the main road near Hawkhill bridge. Just upstream from the bridge are stone abutments, all that remains of an iron aquaduct that carried a mill leet running parallel with the river from a point just below the railway viaduct and curving round near Lesbury dam and across the Aln to feed Lesbury Mill waterwheels.

 Lesbury New Bridge Facts
Constructed - 2004
Type - bowstring arch, tubular, steel, dck suspended from steel cable hangers.
Position: Lesbury, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NU 232 115

 Lesbury New Bridge

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