578881:Construction of the New Tyne Bridge Unknown photographer 1928

  • Description

    Description : This black-and-white photograph taken on 13th February in 1928 shows construction workers sitting and standing on the girders of the Tyne Bridge during construction work. Part of the Gateshead Quayside can be seen through the girders in the bottom right-hand side of the picture. There is a ship anchored at the Newcastle upon Tyne Quayside in the bottom left-hand corner of the picture. The date of the photograph and its number in the series (No.140) are written in white in the bottom left corner by the ship.This is one of a series of photographs commissioned by the contractors Dorman Long of Middlesborough [sic] to record the construction of the New Tyne Road Bridge. This photograph shows the men who were constructing the bridge sitting and leaning against the girders of the part-built arch of the bridge. These girders are the section of bridge that was built out from the Gateshead side of the Tyne. The arch was started on both banks of the river at the same time. The two sections were built up and over the River Tyne until they met and were joined in the middle to form the distinctive arch of the bridge. A new Tyne Bridge had been first proposed in 1921 and work started on it four years later. It was designed by Mott Hay
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4090421577/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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