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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1248569
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430244
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE8
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Gateshead Team Ministry
Church of England Diocese: Durham
The List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 7 June 2017.
New Tyne Bridge
NZ 2563 5/125
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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