Newton Cap Viaduct, Bishop Auckland

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Newton Cap Viaduct now carries the main A689 and is not visible from the road or its approaches. There are 11 arches of 60 feet in span, giving a length of 276 yards. Rising 105 feet above the river bed.
Newton Cap Viaduct
Construction started in 1854 with the first freight crossing in 1856.
The line closed in 1968 and became a footpath until the road was diverted onto the viaduct as recently as 1993-95. The Bondgate tunnel also lies buried at the Bishop Auckland end, blocked in 1977.

Transporter Bridge at Newport

When you’re near a large steel works and see a Transporter Bridge near Newport, you can be easily fooled into thinking you’re on Teesside.
Newport Transporter Bridge
However this is the version in Newport, South Wales and was built 5 years before the one in Middlesbrough in 1906.
Newport Transporter Bridge
The Newport version is a little taller, although Middlesbroughs has a longer span.
Newport Transporter Bridge
Theres also a sign pointing to all the other remaining transporters (222 miles to Middlesbrough)
Newport Transporter Bridge

Gathering at the Nab

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The Friends of the Eston Hills invite ALL to a ceremonial toast marking the return of Eston Nab to public ownership after 1000 years !

A site tour with Craig Hornby explaining the boundaries and the history, a proclamation of public ownership, a ribbon cutting ceremony with 2 guests of honour and a collective popping of the corks ! And a walk to Pit-Top if anybody fancies it!

Bring picnic, tipple of choice or good ol tea and biscuits! More info here

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