Opening of the High Level Bridge across the Tyne, 29 August 1848

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    From the Illustrated London News of 9 September 1848. Engraving depicting the opening of the High Level Bridge connecting Gateshead (Co Durham) to Newcastle Upon Tyne (Northumberland) across the Tyne. A crowd of onlookers is seen thronging the old Tyne (stone) bridge (later replaced by the Swing Bridge) with the scaffold-encased High Level Bridge above. The building project, initiated by George Stephenson (who died before its completion) was considered one of the great engineering feats of its age. The bridge was only one part of the project, which included a vast arched viaduct and railway connecting to the York-Newcastle and Newcastle-Berwick Railways. Costs of over £400,000 were raised largely by MP George Hudson, Chairman of the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway Company.
  • Owner

    Victoria Sage
  • Source

    Victoria Sage (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution License
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 9 years, 4 months ago
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