The purpose of Halfpenny Bridge was to connect Saltburn with Skelton – which would cross Skelton Beck. In 1974 after over 100 years and several years of it being derelict, it was eventually demolished.
The Halfpenny bridge was built at a total cost of £7,500 in 1869 and was developed by John Thomas Wharton.
Halfpenny Bridge History
During the build process, a terrible accident occurred on the 7th April 1868, resulting in the sad loss of life for three people. This meant that the project was then delayed.
For those that remember The Halfpenny Bridge was an incredible structure – spanning 120 feet in height.
When Halfpenny bridge was demolished, it came to a total of £50,000 and only the twisted metal remained.
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