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Prebends Bridge
England

Prebends Bridge in Durham has spanned the River Wear since 1778, one of three stone arch bridges in the Ancient city centre. Now mainly used as a footbridge it has fine views over towards Durham Cathedral and is a great vantage point for the many rowing boats, both for sport and pleasure, seen throughout the year.

The bridge has a plaque on its west entrance with the words by Sir Walter Scott:-

"Grey towers of Durham

Yet well I love thy mixed and massive piles
Half church of God, half castle ‘gainst the Scot
And long to roam these venerable aisles
With records stored of deeds long since forgot"

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