Tyne Bridge Newcastle, Landmark Structure by Dorman Long and Co England, UK, Images, Design

Tyne Bridge Newcastle

Famous English River Crossing, Northeast England – Historic Architecture by Mott, Hay and Anderson

26 Jun 2009

Tyne Bridge in Newcastle

This is a world-famous and very impressive structure. Part of the power of the spectacle is however gained from the sheer number of bridges that can be seen together here, and the depth of the valley. It dates from 1928.

Photos © architect Adrian Welch

Tyne Bridge from down river looking west
Tyne Bridge Newcastle

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The structure is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne linking Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank and Gateshead on the south side of the river.

It was designed by the engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, who later designed the Forth Road Bridge (1968), and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbrough.

The bridge was officially opened on 10 October 1928 by King George V and has since become a landmark symbol of Tyneside. This river crossing is ranked as the tenth tallest structure in the city.

Tyne Bridge at city end – stone pier building
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Tyne Bridge pivot brackets at north end fixing to pier building
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Tyne Bridge details from underneath
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The structure seen from the town side, piers integrated into the city like buildings
Tyne Bridge

General photos of this landmark:
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Tuxedo Princess, a well known party venue on the river:
Tuxedo Princess Tuxedo Princess Newcastle Tuxedo Princess Boat

Buildings cowering below the structure ; Tyne Bridges from west
Buildings under the bridge Newcastle buildings under bridge

Redemption Man’s placard + kit
Redemption Man

Address: Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1RQ

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Tyne Bridge – Swing Bridge

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northeast England, UK

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Millennium Bridge Newcastle on the River Tyne
photo © Adrian Welch
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photo © Adrian Welch
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