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New Tyne Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.968 / 54°58'4"N

Longitude: -1.606 / 1°36'21"W

OS Eastings: 425320

OS Northings: 563776

OS Grid: NZ253637

Mapcode National: GBR SQC.4C

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.9DGB

Entry Name: New Tyne Bridge

Listing Date: 13 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430244

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE8

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Locality: Westgate

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Gateshead Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Listing Text

The List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 7 June 2017.

New Tyne Bridge
NZ 2563 5/125

II
Road bridge. 1925-8. Engineers Mott, Hay and Anderson; architect R. Burns Dick.
Construction by Dorman, Long and Company's bridge division. Two-hinged steel arch;
steel columns support road approach spans; granite pylons, the bases solid and the
towers concrete with granite cladding. Arch span 531 ft.: total length including
approach spans is 1,254 ft. Octagonal columns of approaches, and hangers from
arch, hold road bed, 84 ft. above high water level. Tall abutment towers have
quasi-classical top detail and very tall arched recesses on outer faces, with
balconies near the top. Towers have internal lifts, and towers and approaches
are hollowed containing warehousing (never used). At the time of its construction
the largest single-span steel arch bridge in Britain.
Of historic interest as a forerunner of the larger Sydney Harbour bridge built
by the same company.

Listing NGR: NZ2532063776

The asset was previously listed twice also in the parish of Gateshead at List entry 1325173. This entry was removed from the List on 7 June 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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