Bywell Bridge

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Bywell Bridge
Bridge over the Tyne at Bywell - - 37255.jpg
Bywell Bridge
Coordinates 54°57′07″N 1°55′12″W / 54.952°N 1.920°W / 54.952; -1.920Coordinates: 54°57′07″N 1°55′12″W / 54.952°N 1.920°W / 54.952; -1.920
Carries Road
Crosses River Tyne
Locale Northumberland, England
Heritage status Grade II listed
Design arch
Material stone
No. of spans 5
Designer George Basevi[1]
Construction start 1836[2]
Opened 1838[1][2]
Daily traffic single carriageway
Toll No
Bywell Bridge is located in Northumberland
Bywell Bridge
Bywell Bridge
Red pog.svg Bywell Bridge shown within Northumberland
grid reference NZ052619

Bywell Bridge is a 19th-century stone bridge carrying the B6309 road across the River Tyne in Northumberland, England. Just south of the bridge is Stocksfield, and just to the west is Bywell. It is a Grade II listed building.[2]


The bridge was opened in 1838. It was built at a cost of £15,000, which was paid by the local landowner T W Beaumont.[3] The designer was the architect George Basevi.[1] The bridge joins Bywell and the adjoining roads with Stocksfield.[1] It is of ashlar masonry, with five segmental arches crossing the river, and two flood arches, without parapets, to the south.[4]

The remains of the piers of an ancient bridge, believed to be Roman, stood nearby until demolished on Beaumont's instructions when work on the present bridge began.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Bywell Bridge (at bridgesonthetyne)". Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bywell Bridge (at keystothepast)". Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  3. ^ Handbook for travellers in Durham and Northumberland. London: John Murray. 1864. p. 243. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (240453)". Images of England. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "SINE Project, Structure Details for Bywell Bridge". University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Views on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, from drawings by J.W. Carmichael, with details by J. Blackmore, 1836

Next crossing upstream River Tyne Next crossing downstream
Styford Bridge
(A68 road) 
Bywell Bridge
Grid reference: NZ052619
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