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West Auckland Bridge

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1873 or 1875.

1823 First cast-iron bridge. Designed by R. Storey for the Stockton and Darlington Railway[1] between Etherley down incline and Brusselton up incline.

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

It crosses the Grannless, 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. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

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