Whorlton Suspension Bridge


The toll bridge over the River Tees at Whorlton, County Durham, was opened in 1831. It was designed by John and Benjamin Green of Newcastle, who built other bridges in the area. The bridge carries a wood-planked roadway and is supported by wrought-iron suspension chains.[1] The bridge has a weight restriction and only one car can use it at a time. It is the oldest suspension bridge in the country supported unaided by its original chains. The bridge is Grade II* listed. The Toll House by the bridge is itself a listed building.

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Whorlton Suspension Bridge : 1831

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Whorlton Bridge

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Whorlton Bridge toll notice.

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Whorlton Suspension Bridge

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WHORLTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, OVER THE RIVER TEES - List Entry
- "Suspension road bridge, 1829-31 by John and Benjamin Green. Rock-faced piers, tooled-and-margined stone pylons. Wood-planked roadway; wrought-iron suspension chains and links. Single span of almost 53 metres. Battered rectangular-plan piers ...

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Wycliffe
- Overview Map Street View Wycliffe, County Durham, is a hamlet on the south bank of the River Tees, located 4 miles south east of Barnard Castle.  The village is part ...
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Whorlton, County Durham
- Overview About Whorton Map Street View Whorlton in County Durham is a village located on the North banks of the River Tees, about 3.5 miles South East of Barnard Castle. Whorlton ...
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The tollhouse at Whorlton

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Table of charges

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Inscribed headstone of the Venerable John Headlam, MA

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Image taken from page 535 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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