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.

T. Richardson, Hartlepool Iron Works 1851, Moorhouse Estate

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Thomas Richardson had acquired the Hartlepool Iron Works in 1847 and this bridge lintel is dated 1851. Although it doesnt appear to be structural as the surround bridge is much newer.
T. Richardson, Hartlepool Iron Works 1851, Moorhouse Estate.
A friend at Network Rail informs me there is a 1940 steel deck built from old rails that carries no tracks.
T. Richardson, Hartlepool Iron Works 1851, Moorhouse Estate.
The live line are carried by a modern steel slab deck installed in 1989.

Stockton & Darlington Railway Sign, Nunthorpe

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Nunthorpe railway station was originally on the Stockton & Darlington Railway Middlesbrough to Guisborough line.
Nunthorpe Railway Station
The line opened in 11 November 1853 as a freight line for the Hutton Ironstone mines near Guisborough.
Nunthorpe Railway Station
The passenger station was not opened until February 1854, all properties on this line owned by the company carried a “B” number

Old Railway Bridge between Grosmont and Beck Hole

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The original line between Grosmont and Beck Hole was opened in 1836 by the Whitby and Pickering Railway and was horse drawn. Steam came in 1845 when it was absorbed into the York and North Midland Railway.
Old Bridges between Beck Hole and Grosmont
The original line was closed in 1865 when a deviation was made to avoid the rope hauled incline at Beck Hole, although parts were later reused for summer services to Beck Hole and for goods.
Old Bridges between Beck Hole and Grosmont
Although the parapets are stone, the timbers in the river suggest the bridge itself was wooden.
Old Bridges between Beck Hole and Grosmont