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Iron Bridge, Cragside
Cragside, near Rothbury, Northumberland, UK
Iron Bridge, Cragside
associated engineer
Not known
date  1870 - 1875
UK era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NU071022
ICE reference number  HEW 1052
photo  Jane Joyce
A graceful footbridge spanning Debdon Burn on the Cragside Estate. Known as the Iron Bridge, it is almost certainly of steel and thus one of the first of its kind in the country.
The main span measures 64ft, flanked by half-spans, and its arch is echoed by curved bracing in the wide open spandrels.
This structure bears a timber footway at a height of 35ft, between open iron parapets. The whole sits lightly on half-height brick piers well hidden by foliage.
reference sources   LG/SJ

Iron Bridge, Cragside