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King Edward Railway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridges, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9627 / 54°57'45"N

Longitude: -1.6157 / 1°36'56"W

OS Eastings: 424706

OS Northings: 563191

OS Grid: NZ247631

Mapcode National: GBR SNZ.37

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.4JXB

Entry Name: King Edward Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 4 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430264

Location: Gateshead, NE8

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Bridges

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Gateshead Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

GATESHEAD
NZ26SW King Edward
Railway Bridge
1001- /1/10007
II

Railway bridge. 1902-6 by Charles A Harrison for the North Eastern Railway; contractors
Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. Sandstone ashlar piers and red sandstone approach
viaducts with steel girder deck. Originally planned to have only 2 lattice girder spans, the
discovery of old coal workings caused a change of design to 4 steel spans. 5 ashlar piers, of
which 3 are in the river, are pierced by 2 tall arches rest on high plinths and support steel
lattice girder bridge deck. Strings on piers along line of upper and lower girders, and raised
panels between, give classical proportions to piers which rise to parapet above rail track bed.
Land approach on south divides into 2 viaducts, that to the east with 2 arches and that to the
south-west with 3 arches. At the junction of these 2 viaducts a large rock-faced support pier
with 6 arches, the central 3 are 2 storey on their south face. East Coast Main Line
electrification girders added to bridge. The northern half of this bridge is listed in Newcastle
upon Tyne.

Listing NGR: NZ2470663191

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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