Londonderry Bridge, Durham Road

t14702 t14703 t14704The 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.

4 thoughts on “Londonderry Bridge, Durham Road

  1. Great Pictures Peter, very interesting to see the old bridge still under there. Wonder why it was narrowed at some point? Will be interesting to see the old bridge emerge during demolition and see what the new bridge looks like (not as interesting as the old one I bet).

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    • It is not being demolished it has been sold to some person/company in Barnsley which is why the whole process will take until next year. Why can they not open up the bricked up areas to allow a better flow… wonder how much they are getting for the structure.

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