Prebend's Bridge, River Wear

Prebend's Bridge, River Wear, Durham City DH1 3RJ

A three arched bridge spanning the River Wear at the south eastern point of the Durham City peninsula and connects Durham Cathedral to the west bank of the river. Built between 1772 and 1778 by George Nicholson for the Dean & Chapter and replaced an older bridge washed away by floods in 1771. Both scheduled and Grade I listed, lying within a conservation and world heritage site. Painted by Turner and Cotman, acknowledged to be one of Durham's iconic views.

Opening Arrangements

The bridge is open to the public, both pedestrian and as a cycle route 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Vehicular access is restricted and only available by prior arrangement with the Cathedral’s Chief Officer for Property

Admission Charges

  • Other Charges: A charge is made to open the bridge to vehicles for special events on the peninsula by arrangement

Parking Spaces