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King Edward Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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The bridge in context. The photo shows a small area of a large 1920s model in the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. Newcastle is at the top of the picture, Gateshead at the bottom. The Queen Elizabeth II bridge for the Metro system is now located between these two bridges

Also known as King Edward VII Bridge.

A rail bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead.

Contract let to Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co on 6 March 1902. Designed by Charles Augustus Harrison.

Officially opened by King Edward VII on 10 July 1906, but not fully opened to traffic until 1 October.

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