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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Bridges
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Keywords:High Level Bridge, Newcastle quayside, River Tyne, tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead
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Dimensions3261 x 4891
Original file size6.92 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Jan-14 15:22
Date modified6-Sep-14 10:49
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length105 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/30 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
High Level Bridge - Supports

High Level Bridge - Supports

The oldest of the existing bridges, the High Level Bridge opened in 1849. Previous bridges had been at a low level, but to avoid steep climbs at either end, a bridge must cross the Tyne gorge much higher. When the need arose for a railway bridge to link the south of England with Newcastle and Edinburgh a high level crossing was a necessity. Previous ideas for road bridges had been proposed and several ideas for rail crossings were put forward but the proposal of the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway was accepted by Newcastle Council and the design by the celebrated railway engineer Robert Stephenson was to have two decks, the upper for the railway and the lower for the road.