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River Tyne New Tyne Bridge, Gateshead

Description: River Tyne New Tyne Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 430244

OS Grid Reference: NZ2533363753
OS Grid Coordinates: 425333, 563753
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9678, -1.6058

Location: A167, Gateshead NE1 3RG

Locality: Gateshead
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 3RG

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Listing Text

New Tyne Bridge
NZ 2563 5/125


1924-28. Engineers Mott, Hay and Anderson; architect R Burns Dick. Construction
by Dorman, Long and Company's Bridge Division.

Trussed and tied steel arch of 531 feet span; 1,254 feet with approach spans
supported on octagonal steel columns; with suspended road bed. 84 ft above high
water level. Tall stone abutment towers have quasi-classical top detail and very
tall arched recesses on outer faces, with balconies near the top. The towers
contain lifts for maintenance purposes.

Of historic interest as a forerunner of the larger Sydney Harbour bridge built
by the same company.

Listing NGR: NZ2533363753

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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