Scorberry Bridge

This lofty, elegant footbridge made of wrought iron, stone and timber, crosses the River Tees downstream from Low Force linking the Pennine Way/Teesdale Way with the village of Newbiggin close to Bowlees Visitor Centre. It stands on an exposure of the Cockleshell Limestone fossilised with the brachiopod Gigantoproductus and compound corals. The bridge was constructed in 1971 replacing an earlier bridge damaged in the floods of 1942.

Location NY 910273


Bridges on the Tyne. “Scoberry Bridge.” Bridges on the Tees, 2007, Accessed 16 October 2020.

Senior, John. “Geology and landscape of Upper Teesdale – an excursion.” British Geological Survey (Earthwise), Yorkshire Geological Society, 11 May 2020, Accessed 16 October 2020.

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