Description: River Tyne New Tyne Bridge
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
1. RIVER TYNE
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
Source: English Heritage
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