Showing posts with label Bridges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bridges. Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tyne & Wear Metro


Tyne & Wear Metro.

Work started on the Tyne & Wear Metro in 1980.
Some exisiting railway lines were updated to use the new trains and 9 new stations were built underground. A new bridge, the Queen Elizabeth the Second Bridge was built across the Tyne.   36 million passengers use the system every year and it is the second biggest metro system in the UK after the London underground.
The system now has 60 stations and covers 48.2 miles (77.5 km).
Wallsend station has signs in both English and Latin to acknowledge the towns' Roman heritage.
 Tynemouth is the most ornate station on the system.   
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Metro Bridge


Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Metro Bridge.

This bridge was specifically built to carry the Metro light rail system which serves Tyne and Wear. It was designed by WA Fairhurst and Partners and constructed by Cementation Construction Co & Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company.
The bridge was opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 on the 6th of November 1978.
The bridge is 1,157 (352.7m) ft in length and 82ft (25m) above the river Tyne.
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King Edward the 7th Bridge over the Tyne


King Edward the 7th Railway Bridge over the Tyne.

The bridge was opened by King Edward the V11 and Queen Alexandra in 1906. The bridge was designed by engineer Charles A Harrison of the North Eastern Railways and was built by Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company.
The bridge has been described as "Britain's last great railway bridge". It is a grade 2 listed building and has 4 lines. The bridge is 1,150 ft (350 meters) in length, is 112ft (34m) above the high water mark  and cost £500,000. 
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Saturday, December 22, 2018

View from Newcastle's castle keep at dusk


View from Newcastle's castle keep at dusk.

These photos were all taken at dusk on the 21st of December 2018, the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year.
To find out more about the historic castle keep please click here.  
The photo st the bottom is the High Level Bridge.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Twizell Castle and Medieval Bridge Northumberland


Twizell Castle and Medieval Bridge, Northumberland.

Twizell Castle is a grade two listed building and scheduled ancient monument which stands on a bend of the river Till dating to 1415. A medieval tower house which once stood on the site was destroyed by an invading Scottish army in 1496 . King James 1V of Scotland held a parliament at "Twesil" at the site in 1513 on his way to besieging Norham Castle. From about 1770 it was intended that the castle would be reconstructed as a Gothic mansion, but this work was never completed. Much of the castle material was used in the building of a new mansion at nearby Tillmouth Park.
The property is in a poor state and is officially classed by English Heritage as being at risk.

Twizell Medieval  Bridge was built in 1511 two years before the battle of Flodden and it is believed both the English and Scottish armies would have used the bridge, the Scots on their way to Norham several days before the fight and the English on the morning of the bloody battle.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tyne Bridges at Night


Tyne Bridges at Night.

Several photographs of bridges across the Tyne, included in the shots are the Tyne, the High Level, Millennium and Swing bridges.
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