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High Level Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9673 / 54°58'2"N

Longitude: -1.609 / 1°36'32"W

OS Eastings: 425130

OS Northings: 563702

OS Grid: NZ251637

Mapcode National: GBR SPX.Y5

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.8D2T

Entry Name: High Level Bridge

Listing Date: 14 June 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304810

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

24/477 High Level Bridge
G.V. I
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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