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The Hikey Bridge


The Sands Suspension Bridge, known locally as the 'Hikey Bidge', is a footbridge over the River Derwent at Swalwell, Gateshead. It was built in 1902 to link the allotments on either side of the river. The bridge is on the local heritage list.

Swalwell River Derwent (Tyne) Historic Buildings and Monuments in Gateshead Local List 1902 Bridges
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The Hikey Bridge, Swalwell

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Suspension footbridge over the River Derwent

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Suspension footbridge over the River Derwent

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River Derwent

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THE HIKEY BRIDGE
- "The footbridge at Swalwell is known locally as the Hikey Bridge, probably because it moves or sways when someone crosses. It is sometimes called the Sands Bridge. It is a ...

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