Bridges On The Tyne


"Up wi' Tarset and Tarret-burn,
And down wi' the Reed and the Tyne;

Quoted in The Tyne And Its Tributaries. W J Palmer. 1882

The bridge is at the junction of the two roads from Bellingham going towards Kielder, near Bent House and across the river from Tarset. It is a modern bridge, replacing an older 2 span bowstring girder bridge of 1902 which had a weight restriction and was only 13 feet wide (see photo below). The road south of the Tyne from here passes through attractive wooded country to Bellingham. Alternatively, a lonely minor road takes you through the hills to the village of Stonehaugh.

 Tarset Tyne Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1974
Type - beam, concrete, on 2 piers.
Position: near Tarset, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NY 783 856
 Tarset Tyne Bridge

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