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St. Nicholas Street Bridge

St. Nicholas Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 13, 2018

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Key Facts

Newcastle upon Tyne: North East, England: United Kingdom
Structure Type
Metal Hingeless Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1848 By Builder/Contractor: Abbot and Company of Gateshead, England

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Structure Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This beautiful cast iron arch bridge was widened on one side at a later date with riveted arch ribs. However, this alteration was done with great care, so both sides of this bridge still look beautiful. Indeed, the bridge is a nice comparison between the cast iron and rolled iron/steel technologies applied to the same bridge type. The historic integrity of both halves of the bridge is outstanding, with the widening itself being the only notable alteration.

The bridge is part of an elevated railway line, which consists of stone arch spans.

Official Heritage Listing Information and Findings

Listed At: Grade II


List Entry Number: 1119641

Railway arch south-west of Black Gate GV II Railway Dated 1848 by Abbot and Co. of Gateshead on plaque on south arch. Sandstone ashlar and cast iron. Rock-faced plinth to piers; coped buttresses support 6 segmental cast iron girder arches; cross-section lattice infill. Second arch of circa 1890 on the north in similar style.


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