The first photographs shows Londonderry Bridge on Durham Road Stockton from the downstream side, January 2016. You can see that the original bridge, constructed about 1826 – 1828 with Durham Road would probably have had two large and two small culverts. The two nearer town have been walled up by some wise persons in the past, and the stream has silted up to a considerable depth. You can also see where the bridge has been widened with concrete pillars and steel beams. In the background you can see Newtown School.
The third photograph shows Londonderry Bridge on Durham Road Stockton from the upstream side, January 2016. On this side the two town side culverts have been completely covered and incorporated into concreted land. The bridge is due to be replaced with new bridge in the next two months.
Photograph and details courtesy of Peter Edwards.