The Tyne Bridge
The Tyne Bridge
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  • maisymeg
    Wigan, United Kingdom2,780 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic
    You can't visit Newcastle without a walk down to the waterfront, and of course see the iconic Tyne Bridge. We were there on a Sunday and walked from the side of the bridge along the river to the Millenium pedestrian bridge as there were small stalls all the way along which were selling everything from hot drinks to dog treats. There was a food area with international foods at reasonable prices and the atmosphere was really good.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Lynn G
    Washington, United Kingdom246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tyne bridges from the start
    What happened to Old Tyne Bridge? The stone bridge was constructed but then damaged by flood in 1339. Repairs proved costly and took place in sections: it was not fully repaired, as a part stone and part wooden bridge, until the 16th century and was part destroyed by a great flood in November 1771.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 March 2024
  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eighth Wonder
    Would you go to London and not visit Big Ben? Well. probably. It really isn't that good to be honest. Would you visit Birmingham without seeing The Bullring? Definitely, it's dreadful. Would you visit Newcastle without seeing the Tyne Bridge? Of course not, it's a beauty. Most of the reason for the visit to the area was to see the bridge in all it's glory. It was worth the trip, without doubt. Almost a century old, the great steel structure is a wonderful sight still doing the job it was designed for all those years ago. A must see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2024
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AHZ
Leeds, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Saw this first time in the movie goal! , first time we visited Newcastle , we were mesmerised as soon as we crossed the bridge and saw the Beautiful architecture.
Written 2 June 2024
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Tokyo J
Anglesey, UK363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The Tyne Bridge is the symbol of Newcastle and if you're here then you must come to the waterfront and see it up front and close. It's a beautiful looking bridge. You can even walk across it if you wish. Be aware though that if you're walking underneath, there are lots of seagulls nesting on the bridge which could result in some bird droppings landing on you if you're not careful and are aware of where the birds are.
Written 17 May 2024
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Would you go to London and not visit Big Ben? Well. probably. It really isn't that good to be honest.
Would you visit Birmingham without seeing The Bullring? Definitely, it's dreadful.
Would you visit Newcastle without seeing the Tyne Bridge? Of course not, it's a beauty.
Most of the reason for the visit to the area was to see the bridge in all it's glory. It was worth the trip, without doubt. Almost a century old, the great steel structure is a wonderful sight still doing the job it was designed for all those years ago.
A must see.
Written 18 April 2024
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Lynn G
Washington, UK246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
What happened to Old Tyne Bridge?

The stone bridge was constructed but then damaged by flood in 1339. Repairs proved costly and took place in sections: it was not fully repaired, as a part stone and part wooden bridge, until the 16th century and was part destroyed by a great flood in November 1771.

Written 5 March 2024
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PrimeCritique
Winchester, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Beautiful architecture in one of Britains most deprived areas - a glimmer of hope and light to the regions many residents who suffer from poverty. The bridge is mostly used by local geordie motorists travelling south and into Newcastle, as well as by some Muslims travelling to their local neighbourhoods in Newcastle and Jews travelling to the Bensham area of Gateshead. In the 2012 olympic sport competition, there was the olympic logo on the bridge
Written 26 December 2023
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maisymeg
Wigan, UK2,780 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You can't visit Newcastle without a walk down to the waterfront, and of course see the iconic Tyne Bridge.
We were there on a Sunday and walked from the side of the bridge along the river to the Millenium pedestrian bridge as there were small stalls all the way along which were selling everything from hot drinks to dog treats.
There was a food area with international foods at reasonable prices and the atmosphere was really good.
Written 10 October 2023
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Lynn G
Washington, UK246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The history of the main bridge
Original Tyne bridge Medieval time

When the medieval bridge was partially swept away by the Great Flood of 1771, it left the towns of Newcastle and Gateshead without a road link. The only way of crossing the River Tyne was by ferry, and trade and commerce suffered badly.
The following year a temporary wooden bridge costing £3,000 became operational and it was eventually decided the old bridge was unsalvageable, and what remained of it would have to be pulled down and a new one built.
Tyne or George VI, that is the recognised one came next in 1928, the plans of which went next to Australia for Sydney Harbour bridge. My photos show the Tyne Bridge, the Brick Tyne Bridge and today's Tyne Bridge being built.
Written 23 May 2023
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Mr_MrsBeckett
Colne, UK1,610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We went down on a weekend away in Newcastle. Great looking bridge in a great part of town. Better at night when its lit up
Written 23 March 2023
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA2,484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Tyne Bridge is today probably the most famous and iconic of the many bridges spanning the Tyne between central Newcastle and Gateshead. It is striking.

It is, however, not that great to walk across because of the heavy vehicular traffic crossing it. It is better to see from the river, the banks, or the other bridges, notably the High Level Bridge, which provides great views.
Written 12 March 2023
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK767 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The bridge always brings tears to my wife's eyes even if she only sees an image of the bridge on a TV programme. It symbolises coming home to her and why not!
Written 5 December 2022
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