The new bridge rises over the River Tyne

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Where: Tyne Bridge, Gateshead NE8 2BH, UK

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When: 02 February 1928

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View of progress with the Tyne Bridge, 2 February 1928, showing the two halves getting closer together (TWAM ref. 3730/15/5).

The Tyne Bridge is one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks. These photographs were taken by James Bacon & Sons of Newcastle and document its construction from March 1927 to October 1928. They belonged to James Geddie, who was Chief Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Bridge with Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough.

(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected]


Owner: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    Μαρία Λαμπριάδου

    • 18/May/2017 15:54:53

    Your wonderful capture was seen in Black & White Photos Add 1 – Comment 2

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    • 18/May/2017 22:36:08

    Amazing. I had no idea it was built that way.

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    • 19/May/2017 09:00:38

    The photo is shot looking North to Newcastle from Gateshead. I suspect it is from the top of St. Mary's church tower. I notice the swing bridge is open, but I can't see any large river traffic.

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    Kees Kort Collection

    • 21/May/2017 13:58:33

    Amazing picture of this bridge construction.

2 months ago a contributor from Urbana, United States suggested this image location is 54.9671, -1.60519