View of the Tyne Bridge from Gateshead

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Where: Hillgate, Gateshead NE8, UK

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When: 02 February 1928

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View of the Tyne Bridge from Gateshead, 2 February 1928, showing the two halves getting closer together (TWAM ref. 3730/15/6).

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.

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    • 24/May/2017 17:53:36

    A superb and incredibly interesting image - thank you for sharing this. A wonderful feat of civil engineering - how on earth did 'they' get those cranes to the top of the structure? Richard

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