Description"The River Wear flows into the North Sea at Sunderland. This view looks upstream, a mile or two from the mouth of the river. Here, the river is spanned by the Queen Alexandra Bridge. The bridge had two decks when it opened in 1909, with a road on the lower deck and a railway above. The railway lasted only until 1921 and has been dismantled, but the disused brick viaduct to the right of the bridge is a clue that trains once crossed the River Wear here. More information about the Queen Alexandra Bridge can be found on the Sunderland History website http://www.sunderlandhistory.co.uk/.River-Wear-ID6/Bridges-IDS7/Queen-Alexandra-Bridge-IDI23 Forgotten Relics http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/bridges/gallery/queenalexandra.html and Transport Heritage http://www.transportheritage.com/find-heritage-locations.html?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=90" Photo by Malc McDonald, 2014.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3880659
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Added by: Peter Smith
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Picture Taken: 2014-03-08