Scarborough Bridge

Scarborough Bridge was built in 1845 to take passengers from York station to coastal destinations. The bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and John Birkinshaw.

In August 1880, a local resident wrote into the York Herald to complain that children had been caught throwing bricks from Scarborough Bridge onto canoes which were rowing down the Ouse. The resident suggest that, “As the police cannot always be at hand, I would ask all respectable persons on the banks to seize and summarily punish those young ruffians”.

There is a footpath to the side of the bridge where you can walk by next to the trains. Access used to be by stairs from next to the river, but this has now been bricked up.