Clemmy Bank Bridge
Bridge Witton le Wear County Durham

Clemmy Bank Bridge

Bridge In Witton le Wear, County Durham

Pretty little 18th century bridge over the River Wear in Witton Le Wear.

If you look on Google maps, this bridge is known as Clemmy Bank Bridge which is a great name! However, it is better known as Witton Bridge to absolutely everyone else.

The bridge as it stands was built in 1788, though there had been bridges at this point over the Wear since the 14th century.

The first was built in 1313, however, the great flood of 1771 swept it away, along with all of the other bridges in the Tyne Valley, apart from the wonderful Corbridge Bridge.

A second bridge was built quickly afterwards, but this was also destroyed by floods in 1787. Third time lucky for the one that stands today!

The 18th century bridge was once part of the A68, until the road was diverted and a more modern bridge was built in the 1960s. Wise move, as there's not much space for 2 cars on the original bridge. You'd definitely have to breathe in.

If you did want to have a peek at this lovely bridge, you could extend your visit and take a walk along the River Wear. There are other walks in the area too, which link up to Low Barns Nature Reserve, Witton Castle and Weardale Railway - you'll be spoiled for choice on where to go.

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54.671343, -1.77228

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There are a few places just off the road a few metres from the bridge.

Contributed by Sandra Clemens

I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.

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