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West Auckland Bridge

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From The Engineer, 24 September 1875[1]

See Gaunless Bridge.

1823 Designed by R. Storey for the Stockton and Darlington Railway[2] between Etherley down incline and Brusselton up incline.

The following information is taken from a brief article in The Engineer, 24 September 1875 [3], and is unreliable.

or 1825 possibly designed by Robert Stephenson, but built by Robert Stephenson and Co .

It crosses the Grannless (Gaunless), a tributary of the Wear, on four spans of about 13 ft each. The columns are stepped on wood balks laid on the bed of the stream.

Mr. Thomas Cabury had charge of the erection of the bridge, and of two stationary engines at Bruselton and Etherley.

Extant in 1901. [4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1875/09/24
  2. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4
  3. The Engineer 1875/09/24
  4. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4