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Description: New Tyne Bridge
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304811
OS Grid Reference: NZ2530663800
OS Grid Coordinates: 425306, 563800
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9682, -1.6062
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE RIVER TYNE
24/478 New Tyne Bridge
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.
Listing NGR: NZ2530663800
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Source: English Heritage
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