NZ3265 : Tyne Tunnel ventilation, Jarrow

taken 2 months ago, near to Tyne Tunnel, South Tyneside, Great Britain

Tyne Tunnel ventilation, Jarrow
Tyne Tunnel ventilation, Jarrow
This tall chimney is a ventilation shaft, enabling traffic fumes to disperse from the Tyne Tunnel which passes below.
Tyne Tunnel
The Tyne Tunnel is a pair of road tunnels beneath the River Tyne, linking Jarrow on the south side with Howdon on the north. The tunnels form part of the A19 road.

Originally there was a single tunnel which opened in 1968, for traffic in both directions. In 2011, a second tunnel was opened. The older tunnel is now used by northbound traffic, with vehicles travelling south using the newer tunnel. There is a toll for using the tunnel.

The tunnels are a short distance downstream from another pair of tunnels, opened in 1951 for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Date Taken
Friday, 20 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Building Type (from Tags)
Ventilation Shaft 
Near (from Tags)
Gateshead 
County (from Tags)
Tyne & Wear 
Place (from Tags)
Jarrow  Tyneside 
Primary Subject of Photo
Chimney 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3298 6556 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.0132N 1:29.1714W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3296 6553
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Ventilation  Ventilation Shaft  Ventilation Tower  Tunnel Ventilation Shaft  Chimney 

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