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Old September 4th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #481
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Scotswood Road Bridge and Scotswood Suspension Bridge

Some photographs of the bridges courtesy of the Newcastle City Libraries Archive Collection on Flickr:

015280:Scotswood Bridges Newcastle upon Tyne 1966
Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A 1966 view of the first and second Scotswood Bridges taken from Heath Crescent Newcastle upn Tyne. To the right is the second Scotswood Bridge which is under construction. To the left is the first Scotswood Bridge which is still being used by traffic. The second Scotswood Bridge was not completed until 1967



026090: Scotswood Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1901
Type : Lantern Slide Description : A view of Scotswood Bridge taken in 1901. The view is of the suspension or 'chain' bridge which opened in 1831. The photograph has been taken from further down the river looking up to Scotswood Bridge. In the foreground there are two boats on the river bank and two in the river.



062237:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1890
Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A view of the Scotswood Bridge taken c.1890. The bridge opened in 1831 and was a suspension or 'chain' bridge. There is open land in the foreground and across the river in Gateshead. The toll house is to the left of Scotswood Bridge



050923:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1907
Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A 1907 view of Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne. The bridge opened in 1831 and was a suspension or 'chain' bridge. The photograph has been taken on Scotswood Bridge looking towards the Gateshead side of the river. There are several men standing near the exit from the bridge one of them is holding the reins of a horse-drawn cart



058095:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1966

Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A view of the second Scotswood Bridge taken c. 1966. The bridge opened in 1967. In the photograph to the right can be seen Scotswood Bridge under construction. To the left of the second bridge can be seen the first Scotswood Bridge



003377:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1931

Type : Lantern Slide Description : A 1931 view of Scotswood Road Bridge. The bridge opened in 1831 and was a suspension or 'chain' bridge. The photograph has been taken from the Newcastle side of the river looking across to Scotswood Bridge. In the background there are houses on the river bank.



051145:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1910
Type : Lantern Slide Description : A view of Scotswood Suspension Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1910. The view is looking across the river to Blaydon. There is a large meadow in the foreground. Rowing boats can be seen on the river bank at Blaydon



065281:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Allam T.
Type : Print Medium : Engraving-handcoloured Description : An 1832 engraving of Scotswood Bridge. The bridge was completed in 1831 and was a suspension or 'chain' bridge. Scotswood Bridge is shown in a rural setting with fields and trees in the foreground and in the background



38674a:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1967

Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A 1967 view of the demolition of the first Scotswood Bridge. The bridge had been built in 1967. The photograph shows one of the stone suspension towers with the metal chains being taken apart

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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #482
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Where some of the masonry from the Scotswood Bridge in post above ended up

Where some 2,500 tons of the masonry from the the pillars of the bridge in post immediately above ended up:-

See this post http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=434

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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:49 PM   #483
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Scotswood Bridge

Just been looking through the previous posts on the Scotswood Bridge and came across this fine one from johnnypd from back in 2009:

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Not only a good reminder of the old suspension bridge (Chain Bridge) but also the inclusion of one of the ash hoppers heading upstream for another load from the Power Station at Lemmington. They were designed so that their height permitted them to so under the Swing Bridge without the need for it to open.

I have memories of the old bridge - we used to go across to see an Aunt in Blaydon and would get off on the north side and walk across. I found it a terrifying experience as many of the wooden slats in the walkway were damaged and you could see the river beneath.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 12:49 PM   #484
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Blaydon Road Bridge

Designed by Bullen and Partners with building work by Edmund Nuttall, Blaydon Road Bridge was built between 1987 and 1990, now carrying the A1. It was opened to traffic on 3rd December 1990, the Queen having officially unveiled a plaque on the bridge, 1st December 1990.

The cost of buildings the bridge was £17 millions

Dimensions are:
Total length 332 m
Width 14.6 m
Longest span 108 m

(Source: Crossing the Tyne by Manders and Potts)

These photographs taken 5th August 2014:

From the south side of the Tyne











From the north side of the Tyne






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Scotswood Road Bridge

I was wandering through Jack Phillips Clippings Collection and happened upon this article from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of July 16 1963:


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Why oh why did they demolish that wonderful suspension bridge?
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