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The fragile plan, drawn in the mid-1920s, shows the design for the river crossing we know now as the Tyne Bridge. It has lain gathering dust for the past 85 years but today, as the bridge celebrates its anniversary, we shed light on it once again. City leaders had been talking about building a new bridge for most of the second half of the 19th century, but in the 1920s, the Government was keen to back large-scale projects which boosted jobs and trade. Various designs had been put forward over the years – in the 1880s, planners favoured a cantilever structure similar to the Forth Bridge in Scotland, while archives also show a sketch of a structure similar to the current King Edward VII railway bridge.

The bridge we have come to know – and which is shown in the blueprint – was drawn up by London firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, based on the Hell Gate Bridge in New York.
The firm had also designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge – and contrary to popular belief, that bridge was already being built by the time the foundations went in for the Tyne Bridge. Teesside-based bridgebuilders Dorman Long started work in August 1925, employing local labour where possible.
To celebrate 85 years of the Tyne Bridge we are running a special week-long series of stories and we want to hear your memories of the bridge.

The High Level bridge was privately owned so you had to pay to cross it, and the river was so busy that the Swing Bridge was often open. On April 29, 1924, Newcastle and Gateshead approved the plans, and the Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead (Corporations) Bridge Act was passed on August 7 that year.

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