Bridges On The Wansbeck


This bridge carries the A1068 from Guide Post to Ashington. A medieval bridge stood just upstream and the present bridge replaced the old stone arch bridge. There is a 2 span footbridge alongside on the upstream side, using part of the old stone bridge as a foundation for its central pier. It was assembled nearby and swung into position using a crane. A weight restriction of 9 tons was imposed in 1968 until strengthening could be carried out, and the footbridge was also constructed. A major repair was carried out in 2008 when the bridge was closed for many weeks. The bridge has now been painted an attractive dark green.

The bridge lies at the foot of a steep hill from Guide Post and a footpath runs along the north bank of the river towards North Seaton.

 Sheepwash Bridge Facts

Constructed - about 1900, footbridge - 1968
Type - beam, lattice girder on 2 stone piers.
Position: Sheepwash, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NZ 257 858
 Sheepwash Bridge

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