Ridley Railway Bridge

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Ridley Railway Bridge
Newcastle-Carlisle railway bridge over the River South Tyne - geograph.org.uk - 621719.jpg
Ridley Railway Bridge
Coordinates 54°58′23″N 2°19′13″W / 54.97293°N 2.32032°W / 54.97293; -2.32032Coordinates: 54°58′23″N 2°19′13″W / 54.97293°N 2.32032°W / 54.97293; -2.32032
Carries Railway
Crosses River South Tyne
Locale Northumberland, England
Characteristics
Design girder
Material cast-iron
History
Inaugurated 1907
Ridley Railway Bridge is located in Northumberland
Ridley Railway Bridge
Ridley Railway Bridge
Red pog.svg Ridley Railway Bridge shown within Northumberland
grid reference NY814641

Ridley Railway Bridge is a railway bridge carrying the railway between Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle across the River South Tyne near Ridley Hall in Northumberland.

History[edit]

The first bridge near Ridley Hall for the railway between Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle was designed by John Blackmore and originally built of timber; it was completed in 1838 but as the condition of the wood deteriorated it was replaced by the current iron-girder structure constructed by Sir William Arrol & Co. in 1907.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridley Railway Bridge". Bridges on the Tyne. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 


Next crossing upstream River South Tyne Next crossing downstream
Millhouse Bridge  Ridley Railway Bridge
Grid reference: NY814641
Ridley Bridge


Next road crossing upstream River South Tyne Next road crossing downstream
Haltwhistle A69 Bridge, East  Ridley Railway Bridge
Grid reference: NY814641
Ridley Bridge