Sunday Mirror

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle


Of the seven bridges crossing the central section of the River Tyne, the Tyne Bridge is the most celebrated.

At the time of its constructi­on it was the world’s longest single span bridge and was officially opened in 1928 by King George V.

Linking the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the neighbouri­ng town of Gateshead, it was designed by engineerin­g firm Mott, Hay and Anderson and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbro­ugh, the same team behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which opened four years later.

The Tyne Bridge Towers are opened to the public on special heritage days. This much-loved Newcastle landmark is also the most recognised part of the annual Great North Run. newcastleg­

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