It’s Newcastle’s most famous landmark. A structure that is admired throughout the world and has even been copied, although some people dispute that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was based on our beloved Tyne Bridge.
The Tyne Bridge
We have shared some fascinating old pictures of the Tyne Bridge on our Facebook page in the past, including images of the construction worker’s in precarious positions as they built it.
These brave men had a very dangerous task in building the Tyne Bridge without modern day health and safety considerations.
It’s easy to forget about the construction process of this fine bridge when you see it day in day out – but it really is an impressive feat of engineering.
Check out the video below for some footage of the Tyne Bridge being constructed way back in 1928.