Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member broadoak2006
N 54° 58.382 W 001° 49.648
30U E 575053 N 6092419
Bridge crossing the River Tyne just West of Wylam
Waymark Code: WMHQHQ
Location: North East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/05/2013
Views: 8

This is an impressive single-span arch bridge in an attractive location at a bend on the river. It was built by the Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Railway and cost £16,000. It was opened to traffic 6 October 1876. The ironwork is by the famous firm of Hawks, Crayshay & Co. of Gateshead with masonry and foundations by W E Jackson & Co. of Newcastle and the engineer was W G Laws. It was designed with a single span to avoid building piers in the river bed under which were shallow mine workings
Date Built: 10/06/1876

Length of Span:
10 metres

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