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Description: High Level Bridge
Date Listed: 14 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 304810
OS Grid Reference: NZ2513063702
OS Grid Coordinates: 425130, 563702
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9673, -1.6090
There is also a scheduled monument, Swing Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE RIVER TYNE
24/477 High Level Bridge
Railway and road bridge. 1845-9 by Robert Stephenson for York, Newcastle and
Berwick Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar piers; and approach viaducts; cast
iron arch ribs and columns above them supporting rail deck; wrought iron hangers
from arches hold road deck. 6 bowstring arches, each with 4 ribs of 125 ft.
span; cross bracing to columns supporting rail deck. Moulded beam supports road-
way; hangers and columns are panelled; openwork parapets to both levels, and
paired lampholders on piers at railway level. In continuing use for road and rail
traffic; one of the finest pieces of architectural iron work in the world. Often
said to have been partly designed by John Dobson, but there is no evidence for
this: he was one of several designers of other proposed high level bridges.
Listing NGR: NZ2513063702
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Source: English Heritage
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