Elizabeth II - Metro Bridge (1981)
downstream from Keelman's Way NCN 14
bridge is based on the design of the Ballachulish Bridge crossing the
mouth of Loch Leven,
in western Scotland, was built between February 1976 and early 1979, and
to carry the Tyne and Wear Metro across the river between Gateshead and
It is a through-truss
steel girder construction and was built by simultaneous cantilever
from each bank until the two sections met in the middle on August 1st
twin light rail tracks and has a river span of 551 ft.
It was designed by Fairhurst and Partner and built by Cleveland Bridge
& Engineering Co. Ltd.
Queen Elizabeth II in November 1981.