Bridges On The Tyne


Haydon Bridge had long campaigned for a bypass for the town to relieve the burden of heavy traffic on the A69 - 12,000 vehicles an hour - which passed through the main street. The 3km bypass to the south of the village opened on 25 March 2009 and a new bridge was thus added to the Tyne crossings. the villagers are now spared the congestion, pollution and noise which was a daily feature of their lives.

A public enquiry was held in 2006 and work on the 1.8 mile (2.9km) bypass and bridge commenced in January 2007, the cost being 33m. It was completed on schedule. The viaduct spans both the Newcastle to Carlisle railway and the River Tyne. The contractor was CVC Highway Solutions.

 South Tyne Viaduct Facts

Constructed - 2007-2009
Type - viaduct, 4 span, concrete.
Position: half a mile west of Haydon Bridge, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NY 830 642
 South Tyne Viaduct

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