Bridges On The Tyne


This was a temporary bridge built in 1967 to replace the Tyne Bridge near the station (which was no longer in use for vehicles) to give access to a plastics factory and to Plenmeller. It has now been made unnecessary since the opening of the Haltwhistle By-pass and serves as a footbridge from a residential area to the old road on the south side of the Tyne, from where the other pedestrian bridge, the Blue bridge, can be reached. It carried traffic until 1997 when the by-pass was opened.

Halwhistle is an old market town that has had some importance industrially and as the junction for the Alston branch railway. It is a good centre for visiting the Roman Wall.

 Haltwhistle Bellister Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1967
Type - beam, concrete deck on steel girders, concrete piers.
Position: Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NY 699 633
 Haltwhistle Bellister Bridge

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