Bridges On The Tyne


In 1976 a new road was built to replace the old A69 and Hexham was by-passed on the north side of the river, necessitating a bridge crossing near Warden just west of Hexham. This is a concrete structure which crosses the river near a bend before the meeting of the waters, then crossing the railway to continue towards Haydon Bridge. Known as the Constantium Bridge it has already required stengthening due to flood damage, showing that the Tyne has lost none of its capability for attacking bridge structures.

 Hexham A69 Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1976
Type - arch, 3 spans, concrete.
Position: 1m west of Hexham Bridge, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NY 922 655
 Hexham A69 Bridge

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