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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Gateshead (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NZ 26 SW King Edward Railway Bridge 1833-/11/10044 II Railway bridge. 1902-6 by Charles A. Harrison for the North Eastern Railway; contractors Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. Sandstone ashlar piers and red sandstone approach viaduct with steel girder bridge deck. Originally planned to have only 2 lattice girder spans, the discovery of old coal workings caused a change of design to 4 steel spans. 5 ashlar piers, of which 3 are in river, are pierced by 2 tall arches rest on high plinths and support steel lattice girder bridge deck. Strings on piers along line of upper and lower girders, and raised panels between, give classical proportions to piers which rise to parapets above rail track bed. Land approach on north side is rock-faced stone and has 10 tall arches with voussoirs, all now containing renewed doors and glazing to workshops, between the river and Pottery Lane. East Coast Main Line electrification girders added to bridge. The southern half of the bridge is in Gateshead District.

Listing NGR: NZ2467963229

The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of Gateshead at List entry 1248576. This entry was removed from the List on 7 June 2017.


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 29 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/03303/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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