The High Level Bridge A North East Icon

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    A personal view by J Michael Taylor MBE. "The High Level Bridge is an iconic structure. Carrying both rail and road transport over the River Tyne, it is instantly recognised, by local Geordies and across the world. Opened in 1849 by Queen Victoria, it completed what is now the East Coast Main Line, between London and Edinburgh. Its design was groundbreaking, and its designer, Robert Stephenson, as well known as the bridge he created. Recently, a major refurbishment prevented the structure from becoming a museum piece and its restoration reminds us that it continues to do its job with a certain style and panache of which the profession can be proud. Michael gives his assessment on the High Level Bridge and its place in North East history..."
  • Owner

    Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 2 months ago
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