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Old March 1st, 2015, 03:07 PM   #541
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Royal Mail Bridges Stamp Set

Three of the famous bridges within the North East England forum area are to be featured on stamps to be issued by the Royal Mail on 5th March 2015, namely High Level Bridge (Newcastle), Tees Transporter Bridge (Middlesbrough) and the Humber Bridge (River Humber).

1849 – High Level Bridge, River Tyne. A 408-metre road and rail bridge by Robert Stephenson

1911 – Tees Transporter Bridge, River Tees. A steel bridge with cantilevered trusses and gondola

1981 – Humber Bridge, River Humber. Once the longest suspension bridge in the world


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Old March 9th, 2015, 02:08 PM   #542
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Further to the above, these new Commemorative British Stamps were issued on 5th March 2015.

They are also available in a special Royal Mail Presentation Pack . . .








On the 'back' of the Presentation Pack . .


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Old March 9th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #543
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Three of the famous bridges within the North East England forum area are to be featured on stamps to be issued by the Royal Mail on 5th March 2015, namely High Level Bridge (Newcastle), Tees Transporter Bridge (Middlesbrough) and the Humber Bridge (River Humber).
...four if not forgetting Northumberland's Royal Border Bridge.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 03:40 PM   #544
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No Opinion . . .

I have moved your post about the structure of the "North East Forum and Hull" to the ADMIN THREAD, and replied on there.

The discussion can continue, about that, on the Admin Thread.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #545
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...four if not forgetting Northumberland's Royal Border Bridge.
I think that Berwick has some really attractive views.
http://northumbrianimages.blogspot.c...Northumberland
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Old March 9th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #546
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I think that Berwick has some really attractive views.
http://northumbrianimages.blogspot.c...Northumberland

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Thanks for that link, I have copied your post into the "Berwick Thread" in the North East England Forum Communal Area.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 12:29 PM   #547
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High Level Bridge Construction PHOTO . . . or NOT !

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Hi All

I've been looking through all the info in these forums and amazed at the information people have and are making available. So I'm hoping someone can help me out with a question I have on the High Level Bridge which has been bugging me for a few years.

Does anyone know if there are any photographs of the construction or the opening of the High Level Bridge 1846-1850 (either from the Newcastle or the Gateshead side)? I have seen photos of the Swing Bridge and the Tyne Bridge being constructed, which were later in time, but not the High Level. I gather photography was around then but was it too early for such photos or perhaps they just haven't survived?

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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There are a couple of photographs in the book "Newcastle upon Tyne: a selection of the Earliest Photographs" (Frank Manders, Newcastle, 1995) showing the High Level Bridge, one from 1854 and the other 1871 - but none of its actual construction. Also the same on the City Libraries Archive Collection @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcast...es/4081907817/
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An interesting discussion this morning, following the posting of a photo on the "Old Photos of Newcastle Facebook Page".

The photo was initially 'said to be' of the High Level Bridge while under construction . . . something I have never been able to find, and that I do not think actually exists!

It was said (by me) that I didn't think it was the High Level Bridge (due to differing ironwork patters, stonework and arches) but that I could well understand that it looked like the High Level . . . at first sight !!

We now seem to have agreement that it is NOT the High Level, but have a look and decide for yourselves . . .



Source: a "Secret - invitation only" Facebook Group, so the 'link' may well not work - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater


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Old March 17th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #548
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Could it be the Queen Alex in Sunderland?

Edit: Similar pictures on this site: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/pinzac55/album/611497

The pillars and ironwork look very similar.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #549
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Could it be the Queen Alex in Sunderland?
It's possible though the Queen Alex was built in 1907-1909
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It's possible though the Queen Alex was built in 1907-1909
There's no date on the photo.
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There's no date on the photo.
Then you're probably right. The strusses on the top seem to match current day photos.
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I wouldn't say that was the high level. If anything it's the Queen Alex or King Edward.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 01:33 AM   #553
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100% Queen Alex bridge in Sunderland
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:37 AM   #554
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Could it be the Queen Alex in Sunderland?

Edit: Similar pictures on this site: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/pinzac55/album/611497

The pillars and ironwork look very similar.
There is a collection of postcards on the link quoted by minimoog and this 'clearly' shows it to be the Queen Alexandra Bridge at Sunderland.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 01:43 PM   #555
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King Edward Rail Bridge over the Tyne, pictures 17/03/15

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I wouldn't say that was the high level. If anything it's the Queen Alex or King Edward.
Reference the question raised in post 547 of 17/03/15

100% NOT the King Edward Rail Bridge over the Tyne

These pictures taken by myself on a grey, misting Tuesday 17/03/15 morning show the arrangement, arches etc of the bridge over the Tyne

Pictures taken south side of river









Pictures taken north side of river





As has been stated in posts above the Queen Alexandra Bridge over the Wear in Sunderland - check out on the number of arches in the piers, 3 for the King Edward, 1 for the Queen Alexandra

Queen Alexandra Bridge. Sunderland

Opened by the Earl of Durham on the Queens behalf on 10th June 1909. Linking Southwick on the north side to Deptford on the South, the multi functional bridge not only replaced the ferry but also provided a direct rail connection for the coalfields of Washington and Anfield Plain to Sunderlands South Docks. (source http://www.sunderlandhistory.co.uk/....a-Bridge-IDI23

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Old March 18th, 2015, 04:26 PM   #556
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Tyne Bridge - Rugby World Cup 2015 at Night.

Took this snap last night, 17th March 2015 from outside of the Sage Gateshead.


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Old March 20th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #557
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Watch: Exclusive drone footage of the River Tyne and its beautiful bridges

Courtesy of the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...-river-8879577
Watch: Exclusive drone footage of the River Tyne and its beautiful bridges
20:03, 19 March 2015 By Lesley Oldfield

Here is a view of the Tyne and its bridges you won't often see.

Rather than a camera panning from Gateshead to Newcastle or vice versa, it rises from close to the river's surface to the highest height of the Tyne Bridge ... and has a good look around in all directions.

It also takes in the neighbouring Swing Bridge before setting off towards the Millennium Bridge.

The film was taken by Mike Thompson, who has been kind enough to share other films too.

He told us: "I regularly work away so when I get the chance I take footage of the North East, both videos and photos. It helps to stop feeling homesick blues."

Check out the video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...-river-8879577
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:39 PM   #558
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Eals Bridge

Some photographs, taken 24th July 2014 of the Grade II Listed Eals Bridge which crosses the River South Tyne to the north of Knarsdale and to the south of the hamlet of Eals, Northumberland

The bridge was erected in 1733 and widened in 1973 following a number of collisions by vehicles.

This is the listing text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...-tyne-knaresda

Description: Eals Bridge (Over the South Tyne)
Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 240263
OS Grid Reference: NY6814855334
OS Grid Coordinates: 368148, 555334
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8917, -2.4981
Location: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh, Northumberland CA8 7PF
Locality: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA8 7PF
NY 65 NE NY 682553 KNARESDALE WITH KIRKHAUGH EALS

6/144 Eals Bridge (over the South Tyne)

10.6.52 II

Bridge, probably late C18, altered, widened 1973. West arch squared stone; central pier and east arch, rubble. Segmental arches with arch rings, central pier with triangular cutwaters carried up as pilasters. Parapet with sloped coping now set forward from face of bridge. Tablet with date of widening on internal face of south parapet.

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Looking north

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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #559
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Excellent pictures.

It's Knaresdale to County Hall and Knarsdale to everyone else. It's confusing sometimes. There's an interesting little girder footbridge about half a mile downstream of here worth investigating and the next upstream stone bridge, a little to the south of Slaggyford, is also not without merit. It is bordered on one corner by a pocket-sized nature reserve, established because of the shingle plants, which include a hellebore that nobody local's ever seen. (Allegedly)

The big bracken and heather covered hill in the background of the southerly aspect photo is called Kitten Tom. There's a curious little tarn behind it.
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