The Anonymous Widower

The Bridges of Newcastle

If Newcastle has one unique feature that distinguishes it from all other cities in the UK, it is the bridges across the Tyne.

The bridges in order as you go from the mouth of the Tyne upstream or from east to west are as follows.

A lot of these bridges have been designed to allow large ships up the Tyne.  Now though, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge has effectively stopped this.

Purists will say why have I called this the Bridges of Newcastle rather than the Tyne Bridges, especially as Newcastle is only on one bank of the River.  But most people will know of Newcastle and many will not know the name of the river.

April 25, 2010 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


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