NZ1164 : Points Bridge at Hagg Bank

taken 17 years ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

Points Bridge at Hagg Bank
Points Bridge at Hagg Bank
Hagg Bank Bridge (known locally as Points Bridge) is an early example of an arch suspension bridge. It was built in 1876 by the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway Company. The bridge allowed trains to cross the river from North Wylam Station to join the Newcastle to Carlisle line at West Wylam Junction.
The Tyne bridge in Newcastle (1928) and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia (1932) followed with similar designs.
Hagg Bank Bridge

Hagg Bank Bridge (known locally as 'Points Bridge' or the 'Bird Cage') is an early example of an arch suspension bridge. When it was built in 1876 by the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway Company its design (by W.G. Laws, later City Engineer of Newcastle) was ahead of its time, but paved the way for the Newcastle Tyne Bridge (1928) and Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932).

The bridge allowed trains to cross the river from North Wylam Station to join the Newcastle to Carlisle line at the West Wylam Junction. The bridge has a single span of 240 feet (73 metres), is made of wrought iron, cast by Hawks, Crawshay & Co. of Gateshead. It used to carry a double railway line but was closed on March 11th 1968 and the rails lifted in 1972.
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Saturday, 23 August, 2003   (more nearby)
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Friday, 26 February, 2010
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Bridges > Railway bridge (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1113 6428 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3808N 1:49.6597W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1104 6430
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