The Tyne Bridge, connecting Gateshead with Newcastle, was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928 at a time of great industrial depression. Built by Dorman Long & Co Ltd of Middlesbrough, the bridge is an arch or ‘coathanger’ design similar to the Sydney Harbour Bridge with a span of 531 feet.
The Dorman Long collection also includes technical drawings and plans of the bridge and many progress photos.
This image was digitised as part of the British Steel project.
Image number: 2225