Bridges (1883 & 1974)
View from North Bank at Ovingham showing Road Bridge on right with
footbridge on left.
The road bridge is very narrow with no room to pass.
It is single alternate way traffic but not controlled by traffic lights.
If you use the road bridge cycle down the middle to stop cars trying to pass you.
If you are not confident using the road bridge use the footbridge
Note:- no cycling allowed, please DISMOUNT and WALK across.
Ovingham Bridge, built by the Ovingham Bridge Company
and opened as a toll bridge in 1883.
The tollhouse still exists adjacent to Prudhoe rail station. It was released
from toll in 1945
and later a footbridge was erected in 1974 alongside downstream of the
from Hadrian's Cycleway - south bank
Cycleway makes a 270 deg. loop over then under these bridges.