Piercebridge Roman Bridge

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  • Category: bridges
  • Section: Bridges - Misc Ancient
Piercebridge Roman Bridge was a Roman bridge, now ruined, over the River Tees, near the village of Piercebridge, County Durham, England.

The bridge was the crossing point over the river Tees for the Roman Road Dere Street. Piercebridge was also the site of a Roman fort.

The Tees has narrowed and changed its course over the centuries so the remains lie in a field around 90 metres (300 ft) south of the current course of the river, and approximately 450 metres (1,480 ft) east of Piercebridge.

What remains of the bridge are the massive masonry blocks that formed the piers of the bridge. The lower courses of one of the abutments still stand, partially complete, and it is possible to see the holes into which the wooden structure of the bridge would have fitted. All of the timber has disappeared in the nearly 16 centuries since the end of the Roman occupation.

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