NY9265 : Old railway bridge over the Tyne

taken 8 years ago, near to Acomb, Northumberland, Great Britain

Old railway bridge over the Tyne
Old railway bridge over the Tyne
It is not easy to get a good view of the piers of the old railway bridge over the Tyne just west of Hexham. The best viewpoint is a short way upstream. The bridge carrying the Border Counties Railway from Hexham to Riccarton Junction in Roxburghshire, diverged from the Newcastle to Carlisle line at this point. The railway was operational from 1851 to 1958. For pictures of the viaduct in its heyday see LinkExternal link. The unlovely stack in the distance is at Egger's factory NY9464.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 February, 2010
Category
Bridge (remains of)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 923 653 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.9344N 2:7.3015W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 920 653
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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