During our visit to Durham, the one thing that overwhelmed me was the sheer number of bridges in the city. But on looking closer at the geography of the city, it does not seem so strange because the river Wear crosses the city not once but twice. It forms a kind a peninsula. So if you have to get from any one given point to the other, you need to cross atleast two bridges over the rivers. Most of these bridges are very old, but there are a few new ones as well.
Following are some of the pictures of the bridges in Durham:
The Millburngates Bridge - This was different from most of the other bridges in its obviously modern architecture and construction. The photo was clicked from the Framwellgates Bridge, which leads up to the Durham Castle and the Cathedral.
Perhaps the most scenic of all the bridges, this is the old Elvet Bridge The bridge was constructed in 1160 AD and provides some spectacular views of the river Wear. A walk originating from the river running parallel to the river Wear should not be missed.
This shot was taken from the Framwellgates Bridge as well. The bridge in the distance is the Prebends Bridge after which the river takes a sharp U turn. The towers looming in the top-left are the West Towers of the Durham Cathedral.
This is on the top of the Framwellgates Bridge. The bridge itself is very similar to the Old Elvet bridge in construction though is slightly larger.
Apart from these bridges, there are several other bridges in the city which I could not capture during my day long visit. Refer http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42606 for more information.