The bridge over Linburn Beck, just south east of Ravensford Farm, is no more. Contractors working for Durham County Council are in the process of replacing it with what looks like a very substantial bridge. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
So, no more struggling through an icy, rushing torrent when the beck was a bit too much for the, then, narrow pipes under the road.
The bridge is closed from 26th July 2010 for six weeks, but access is still possible to Ravensford Farm – from the north – and to Judy’s Riding School – from the south east.