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New Redheugh Bridge

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New Redheugh Bridge
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New Redheugh Bridge, Gateshead - Geograph - 1238818.jpg
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Gateshead/Newcastle upon Tyne
Durham • Northumberland
Highway Authority
Gateshead  • Newcastle upon Tyne
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A189

New Redheugh Bridge crosses the River Tyne on the A189 west of Newcastle upon Tyne. This major road runs from Gateshead to Ashington.


The replacement bridge was opened to traffic in February 1983. The official opening was on 18 May 1983 by Diana, Princess Of Wales.


Total length from the Scotswood Road Roundabout to Askew Road Roundabout was 897m with a main span of 160m and two side spans of 100m each. Height above mean high water level was 26.04m. It had 4 traffic lanes and 1 footpath. It was designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson. Contractor was Edmund Nuttall Ltd. in conjunction with sister company HBM. Cost was £18 million. It was then the 7th (and first concrete) bridge at Tyneside to have spanned the Tyne.

New Redheugh Bridge
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The second Redheugh Road Bridge (C) Andrew Tatlow - Geograph - 1870713.jpgNew Redheugh Bridge, Gateshead - Geograph - 1238818.jpg
Crossings of the River Tyne, Derwent and other Tributaries
Tyne BridgesHexham Bypass Bridge • Hexham Bridge • Corbridge Bridge • Styford Bridge • Bywell Bridge • Blaydon Bridge • Scotswood Bridge • New Redheugh Bridge • High Level Bridge • Swing Bridge • Tyne Bridge • Friars Goose Crossing • Tyne Tunnel
River North TyneBellingham Bridge • Chollerford Bridge
River South TyneAlston Bridge • Haltwhistle Bypass Bridge 2 • Haltwhistle Bypass Bridge 1 • Haydon Bypass Bridge • Haydon Bridge
Derwent BridgesBlanchland Bridge • Derwent Bridge (Edmundbyers) • Allensford Bridge • Shotley Bridge • Ebchester Bridge • Lintzford Bridge • Derwent Bridge (Durham) • New Derwent Bridge •  • A1 Blaydon Bridge • Metroland Bridge

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