Bill Tennent

Bill Tennent

Posted on 09/21/2014

Photo taken on September 21, 2014

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Whorlton Bridge and Tollhouse

Whorlton Bridge and Tollhouse
A suspension road bridge, built 1829-31 by John and Benjamin Green. Rock-faced piers,
tooled-and-margined stone pylons. Wood-planked roadway; wrought-iron
suspension chains and links. Single span of almost 53 metres. Battered
rectangular-plan piers rising from massive plinth to a double blocking
course. Each pier carries 2 battered corniced pylons, flanking roadway,
and supporting blocks through which the double suspension chains pass.
Roadway, 10 metres above river, has plain railings, continued to octagonal
end piers with corniced caps, except to north-west where railings join toll

Rare example of an unaltered early C19 suspension bridge.