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New Tyne Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9682 / 54°58'5"N

Longitude: -1.6062 / 1°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 425306

OS Northings: 563800

OS Grid: NZ253638

Mapcode National: GBR SQB.FR

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.9DC5

Entry Name: New Tyne Bridge

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304811

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE8

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Ouseburn

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE RIVER TYNE
24/478 New Tyne Bridge
G.V. II
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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