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

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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Twizell Castle

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Twizell Bridge & the River Till.

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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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Tyne Bridge

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Gateshead Millennium Bridge


Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth the Second on 7 May 2002 although it was opened to the public on 17 September 2001.
Due to it’s unique tilting method of lifting to allow river traffic to pass underneath it has acquired the nickname the “Blinking eye bridge” because of the resemblance to an eyelid opening and closing. There are some pictures showing the bridge opening which usually occurs at midday, and when necessary for vessels.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wylam Railway Bridge


Wylam Railway Bridge

The Wylam railway bridge was originally built to connect North Wylam to the Newcastle to Carlisle rail route in 1876.
It was closed as a railway bridge in 1968 during the Beeching rail cuts.
Today it is used as a pedestrian and cycle bridge. 
The design of the bridge was used as a template for the Sydney Harbour and Tyne bridges.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The High Level Bridge


The High Level Bridge.

The High Level Bridge was the world's first combined rail and road bridge. It was designed by engineer Robert Stephenson, son of the famous Tyneside railway pioneer George Stephenson.
The bridge was built between 1847 and 1849 and completed the railway line between London and Edinburgh and still forms part of the UK's East Coast Main Line.
Please see a series of pictures of the wide variety of bridges crossing the Tyne here.
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