Elvet Bridge, Durham
The bridge has ten arches that can be seen. Its style is mostly like the old Roman arched bridges, although the Elvet Bridge arches are slightly pointed. It has stood the test of time very well. In the Middle Ages, it was guarded by gates and towers. There were buildings on the bridge with chapels at either end.
Of the chapels, St James' and St Andrews', only St Andrews' at the eastern end has survived. The pedestrianized bridge is reputed to be the narrowest row-through bridge in Europe. It leads from the Cathedral peninsula to the Elvet side, east of Durham. Exceptionally fine views of the Wear River and the Durham Cathedral can be enjoyed from the bridge. A footpath runs around the Cathedral.
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles