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Newcastle Swing Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 23 September 1868
Completion: 15 June 1876
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Swing bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , , ,
Crosses:
  • Tyne River
Coordinates: 54° 58' 2.68" N    1° 36' 27.39" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 14.48 m
total length 170.8 m
clearance 4.42 m
swing span length 85.7 m
weight 1 500 t

Cost

cost of construction Pound sterling 288 000

Chronology

23 September 1868

Beginning of works.

15 June 1876

Opening.

Participants

Design
Contractor

Relevant Web Sites

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Relevant Publications

  • Manders, Frank / Potts, Richard: Crossing the Tyne. Tyne Bridge Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom), pp. 128.
  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20010201
  • Date created
    04/09/2003
  • Last Update
    07/01/2017