New Tyne Bridge

Date:
24 May 2000
Location:
New Tyne Bridge, River Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Reference:
IOE01/02260/05
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1698 IOE Records taken by D S Ridley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© D.S Ridley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Ridley, D.S

Rights Holder: Ridley, D.S

Keywords

Concrete, Granite, Steel, 20th Century Tower, Unassigned, Building, Warehouse, Commercial, Road Bridge, Transport, Road Transport Site, Bridge

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