NZ0863 : Refurbishment of Ovingham Bridge

taken 3 years ago, near to Ovingham, Northumberland, Great Britain

Refurbishment of Ovingham Bridge
Refurbishment of Ovingham Bridge
Ovingham Bridge, which links the village of Ovingham with Prudhoe across the River Tyne, was closed to traffic from the end of the June 2014. Work is expected to take up to one year and will involve removal of the existing roadway, refurbishment of the bridges’ lattice trusses and supporting legs, and building of a replacement roadway, to eliminate noise and provide a slightly wider road NZ0863 : Refurbishment of Ovingham Bridge

Ovingham Bridge was opened in 1883. It operated as a toll bridge until 1944 when it was adopted by Northumberland County Council. It has operated with a 3T weight restriction since 1944. Width restrictors of 6ft 6" were added in the 1970s to enforce this weight limit. It carries about 4000 vehicles/day over the River Tyne.

Although the eastern pedestrian bridge remains open, the roadway is closed to traffic, motorbikes and 'equestrian animals'.
Ovingham Bridge
Ovingham Bridge was opened in 1883. It operated as a toll bridge until 1944 when it was adopted by Northumberland County Council. It has operated with a 3T weight restriction since 1944. Width restrictors of 6ft 6" were added in the 1970s to enforce this weight limit. It carries about 4000 vehicles/day over the River Tyne.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0862 6358 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0063N 1:52.0136W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 08546 63677
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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