About the project
Linking the City of Newcastle with the town of Gateshead, the Tyne Bridge is the most celebrated of all the Tyne’s bridges. Though only opened in 1928, it quickly won a place in the hearts of local people. It is an icon, both a symbol of Tyneside’s industrial past and its recent re-generation. It has featured in films, on television and been the subject of thousands of photographs. Ships from all over the world have tied up in sight of its massive steel arch and millions have passed over it, by car, lorry, bus, tram, motorcycle, bicycle and on foot. The bridge is 389m long, 17m wide and its longest span is 161.8m, construction began in August of 1925 and finished in February 1928.