Bridges On The Coquet


"Then we'll off to the Coquet with hook, hair, and heckle,
With our net taper gads and our well-belted creels,
And far from the bustle and din o' Newcastle,
Begin the campaign at the streams o' Linn-shiels"

Quoted in
'Upper Coquetdale'. David Dippie Dixon. 1903.

Linshiels Bridge is off the main Coquetdale road at the bottom of a track near the farm. It is a fairly wide bridge. Adjacent is the Ridlees Burn, also crossed by a bridge. To the east the land falls away towards Alwinton and to the west the river is more wooded near the bridges.

From here the road climbs away to the north and Linbriggs Bridge. Before the bridges were built, fords were the only means of crossing the river.

 Linshiels Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1958
Type - beam, 2 stone piers, girder.
Position: Linshiels, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NT 892 062
 Linshiels Bridge
Ridlees Burn Bridge

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