Work on the Tyne Bridge arch underway at Gateshead
The first sections of steelwork rise over Hillgate Quay, Gateshead, 10 August 1927 (TWAM ref. 3730/15/2). Most of the girders in this photograph are part of a temporary cradle used to support the first three sections of the bridge's main arch. ..The Tyne Bridge is one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks. These photographs were taken by James Bacon & Sons of Newcastle and document its construction from March 1927 to October 1928. They belonged to James Geddie, who was Chief Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Bridge with Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough...(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email firstname.lastname@example.org.