The Awesome Bridges of Newcastle

August 13, 2023

The Awesome Bridges of Newcastle


Newcastle Upon Tyne, AKA simply Newcastle, is bridge-rich. Located not far from the northeast coast of England about 70 miles south of the border with Scotland and straddling the River Tyne, this city has forever been a bustling hub of commerce and its bridges are an important part of its dynamic personality.

I’m not a bridge expert or a Newcastle historian, but I’ve had the great fortune to visit Newcastle several times in the past few years for work events and meetings, and have fallen in love with it.

Newcastle has heritage, humor, humility, a rich history of innovation and academia, and a thriving modern culture complete with the arts, a night scene and foodie-worthy restaurants. It is truly charming.

And those bridges! They run the gamut of styles and functionality: a swing bridge, a suspension bridge, rail bridges and auto bridges, foot bridges, a millennium bridge, a high bridge and low bridges.

I try to traverse as many bridges as possible when in Newcastle, and have done so on foot, by train and in a taxi.

The bridges, and Newcastle in general, just can’t take a bad picture.

There’s so much more to Newcastle than its bridges, but I hope you’ll agree that they’re worth a mention, even standing out in the background in my picture of scones and clotted cream during afternoon tea!

Do you have a favorite city for bridges?

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