054670:Newcastle Bridges Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1982

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  • Mia Routledge on Feb. 28, 2015, 11:42 a.m.

    The Tyne Bridge is really special to both myself and my Dad. It's been a big part of our lives. We have seen fireworks at New Year, ridden across it on an open topped double decker bus and even been inside it's towers to see how it was built.

    The bridge has never changed during our life times but my Dad can remember a lift being inside the towers when he was young.

    When my Dad comes home on the train from the places he has to go and work at, he really feels like he is coming home when he sees the Tyne Bridge.

    My Dad's grannie (my great grandmother) could remember the bridge being built in 1927.

  • Olivia Porter on March 1, 2015, 7:11 p.m.

    This story is special to my great-grandfather. He can remember watching the Tyne Bridge being built and then going to the quay side to watch the final piece being placed. This bridge is an important part to our families lives. We have watched fireworks on new year's eve, watched the great north run and been inside the towers. When me and my mum go away on trips and we are getting the train home we really feel like we are home. We recognise famous landmarks and that's what makes us feel like true geordies.

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