Bridges On The Coquet


"The pretty little village of Thropton stands in the angle formed by the junction of the Coquet and the Rithe (Wreigh), about two miles west of Rothbury.

Upper Coquetdale. David Dippie Dixon. 1903.

Thropton footbridge is reached along a footpath at the foot of a road at the west end of the village and gives access to low-lying grassland south of the Coquet. It is an attractive bridge, (similar to the Rothbury footbridge and the Lady's Bridge), curving gracfully upwards, archlike to cross the river. Beyond lie fields where cattle graze and the Simonside hills are only half a mile distant. Tosson crag (440 metres) lies to the southwest and this is good walking country. To the northwest are the villages of Snitter, Netherton and Alnham lying near the Cheviots.

Thropton is a small village but with two pubs, including the Three Wheat Heads, an 18th century coaching inn, and an old (1810) hump-backed bridge carries the main road over the Wreigh Burn.

 Thropton Footbridge Facts

Constructed - not known
Type - beam, steel girder on four stone piers.
Position: Thropton, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NU 027 021
 Thropton Footbridge

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