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Tyne Bridge, Corbridge


The seven arched stone bridge over the River Tyne at Corbridge was completed in 1674. It replaced an earlier bridge of 1235 and before that there was a ford and ferry here. There was also once a Roman bridge to the west, near the Roman town of Corbridge. The current bridge is notable as being the only bridge along the Tyne to survive the Great Flood of 1771. It was widened in 1881 and no carries the B6321 road. The bridge is Grade I listed. 

Corbridge Bridge is a 17th-century stone bridge across the River Tyne at Corbridge, Northumberland, England.

The bridge used to carry the A68 road over the River Tyne, but since the opening of the Hexham bypass (A69) the A68 now crosses by the Styford Bridge, downstream of Corbridge. It is listed as a Grade I building by Historic England.

History

The bridge at Corbridge was built in 1235. In 1298 royal officers went to Corbridge to purchase horseshoes and nails, and the tariff imposed to raise money for upkeep of the medieval bridge included tolls on nails of different kinds, horseshoes, cartwheel-sheaths, griddles, iron cauldrons and vats. The bridge was the great asset of the town. Described in 1306 as the only bridge between Newcastle and Carlisle, it was maintained also as a link between England and Scotland. In 1674 has 1690 it was replaced by the seven-arched bridge we see today. So well did the builder of this bridge execute his contract that his was the only one on the Tyne to withstand the famous flood of 1771. In 1881 it was widened by but its appearance was not spoilt.

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CORBRIDGE BRIDGE - List Entry
- "Bridge, 1674, southern arch rebuilt 1829, bridge widened 1881. Squared stone. 7 segmental arches with recessed voussoirs and flush arch rings, between triangular cutwaters with chamfered set-backs. Moulded string below ...

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