Whorlton Bridge near Barnard Castle closed over safety worries

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    BBC News Website, 5 December 2020. "A suspension bridge - said to be the oldest of its kind in the UK - has closed amid fears of a "catastrophic" collapse. Whorlton Bridge, near Barnard Castle, can no longer be used by walkers or cyclists, having been out of bounds to motorists since August 2019. Durham County Council said it could fail "catastrophically, without warning". Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davidson said repairs must start immediately. The bridge, which opened in 1831 and was designed to carry horse-drawn carts working at Durham's coalfields...."
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    Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-55199160
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