epw019832 ENGLAND (1927).  The Tyne Bridge under construction, Gateshead, 1927


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    Title [EPW019832] The Tyne Bridge under construction, Gateshead, 1927
    Reference EPW019832
    Date October 1927
    Place name GATESHEAD
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 425422,  563594
    Longitude / Latitude -1.6028796392001,  54.966246132976
    National Grid Reference NZ254636
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     Bessie Surtees House taken in the Summer 1939 by my Aunt Mona Pehle who at the time was Librarian in Charge at Felling Library.

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    Construction appears to have been pretty rapid. The bridge was completed on 25 February 1928 and opened on 10 October of that year. The bridge, with main span of 161.8 metres, was designed by Mott Hay & Anderson, a predecessor of Mott MacDonald. Construction was by Dorman Long of Middlesborough

    MB
    Wednesday 26th of September 2012 08:44:54 PM
    Clearly the bridge wasn't completed in February 1928 if another 'Britain from Above' image carries the correct date: it shows the road deck still to be built at that time. So the Wikipedia entry for the bridge appears to be incorrect. Still progress from October 1927 to the opening a year later appears to have been pretty rapid

    MB
    Wednesday 26th of September 2012 08:44:54 PM