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Description: Whorlton Bridge
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111133
OS Grid Reference: NZ1066714571
OS Grid Coordinates: 410667, 514571
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5263, -1.8367
NZ 11 SW WHORLTON WHORLTON
8/81 Whorlton Bridge
Suspension road bridge crossing the River Tees. 1829-31 by John and Benjamin
Green. Rock-faced sandstone piers; tooled-and-margined pylons; wood-planked
roadway deck; wrought-iron suspension chains and links. Single span of almost
53 metres. Rectangular-plan piers and pylons at north and south ends of-bridge
have slightly-battered profile. Piers rise from massive plinth to a double
blocking course. Upon these piers two piers rise to either side of roadway
and terminate, above a cornice, with a block through which the double suspension
chains pass. Roadway, 10 metres above river, has simple railings. North-east
and south-east ends of bridge terminated by squat octagonal-plan piers with
Whorlton Bridge straddles the parishes of Whorlton and Wycliffe with Thorpe.
Listing NGR: NZ1066714571
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Source: English Heritage
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