King Edward Railway Bridge - Newcastle - Gateshead

North East Captures

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The King Edward VII Bridge spans the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in North East England. The railway bridge is a Grade II listed structure. It has been described as "Britain’s last great railway bridge". The bridge was designed and engineered by Charles A. Harrison, the Chief Civil Engineer of the North Eastern Railway, and built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company. The bridge has four lattice steel spans resting on concrete piers. Its length is 1,150 ft (350 m) and it is 112 ft (34 m) above high water mark. It cost more than £500,000. The bridge was opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on 10 July 1906, despite being unfinished. General traffic began using it on 1 October 1906.Before it was completed, trains used the older High Level Bridge to reach Newcastle railway station and had to reverse out of the station. The bridge added four railway tracks and a direct line through the station easing congestion.


All images are printed on Lustre paper, featuring a very natural photographic finish reminiscent of traditional photographic printing. Lustre prints are very resistant to fingerprints, scratches and scuffs and feature a semi-matt finish with minimal glare, ideal for landscape photography.

Only 9"x6" prints and framed prints come with a white mount.

All orders will be securely wrapped and will arrive in either a postal tube, book wrap or a box for added protection.

All our frames are solid wood and come with glass, please take care when opening your order. Framed examples shown are to give a sense of how your order might look and are not an exact representation.