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Newcastle High Level Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1 October 1846
Completion: 15 August 1849
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , , ,
Crosses:
  • Tyne River
Next to: Tyne Bridge (1928)
Near: Newcastle Bridge (1871)
Coordinates: 54° 58' 0.87" N    1° 36' 30.52" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 12.2 m
height 36 m
total length 407.8 m
span lengths 6 × 38.1 m
clearance 25.92 m

Quantities

wrought iron 321 t
cast iron 4 728 t

Cost

cost of construction Pound sterling 243 000

Chronology

1 October 1846

Beginning of construction.

June 1849

Completion.

15 August 1849

First crossing of a train.

28 September 1849

Opened by Queen Victoria.

4 February 1850

Lower deck opened to road traffic.

1922

Lower deck is strengthened to allow for passage of tramways.

Notes

Total cost including land acquisition: 491 000 pounds.

Participants

Design
Contractor
Iron construction
Steel connections

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002252
  • Date created
    11/11/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016