Alston Arches Viaduct

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Alston Arches Viaduct
Alston Arches Viaduct - - 574537.jpg
Alston Arches Viaduct
Coordinates 54°57′59″N 2°27′19″W / 54.96635°N 2.45539°W / 54.96635; -2.45539Coordinates: 54°57′59″N 2°27′19″W / 54.96635°N 2.45539°W / 54.96635; -2.45539
Carries Pedestrian traffic
Crosses River Tyne
Locale Northumberland
Heritage status Grade II listed
Material Stone
Construction end 1851
Daily traffic No
Toll No
Alston Arches Viaduct is located in Northumberland
Alston Arches Viaduct
Alston Arches Viaduct
Red pog.svg Haltwhistle A69 Bridge, East shown within Northumberland
grid reference NY709638

Alston Arches Viaduct is a stone bridge across the River South Tyne at Haltwhistle in Northumberland.


The bridge, which has four stone arches, was designed by Sir George Barclay Bruce as a railway bridge.[1] It formed part of the Alston Line and was completed in March 1851.[2] The railway closed in May 1976[2] and the bridge was re-opened by the Duke of Gloucester for pedestrian use in July 2006.[3] It is a Grade II listed structure.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Alston Arches Viaduct". British listed buildings. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "South Tyne - Haltwhistle Railway Arches Viaduct". Bridges on the Tyne. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alston Arches / Haltwhistle Viaduct". Forgotten Relics. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

Next bridge upstream River South Tyne Next bridge downstream
Blue Bridge, Haltwhistle
(Foot Bridge) 
Alston Arches Viaduct
Grid reference: NY709638
Haltwhistle A69 Bridge, East
(Road Bridge)