Showing posts with label Swing Bridge Newcastle. Show all posts
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Swing Bridge Newcastle Upon Tyne


Swing Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Built in 1876 to allow ships from William Arsmstrong's shipyard to move along the river.
Hydraulic power is used to move the bridge. The mechanism used for this is still the same machinery originally installed by Lord Armstrong who also developed the city park at Jesmond Dene.  The Swing Bridge stands on the site of older Tyne bridges of 1270 and 1781, and probably of the Roman Pons Aelius. It is currently owned and maintained by the Port of Tyne.
To see pictures of the Tyne bridges at night please click here.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.