Bridge Plate

1994/010

Bronze bridge plate

SKU: 1994/010 Category:

Description

Bronze bridge plate indicating “EAST LOTHIAN COUNTY COUNCIL /RIVER TYNE BRIDGE / 1927 / SIR WILLIAM ARROLL & CO LTD /CONTRACTORS / GLASGOW”. Used for display on the former River Tyne Bridge carrying the A1 road over the River Tyne near East Linton East Lothian (OSGR NT 592 769). Demolished c.1981.

The River Tyne Bridge was a steel plate girder bridge of the cantilever and suspended span type. The basic design was not new, the Forth Bridge provides a much larger example but it was an unusual example of the application of the concept to the economical achievement of smaller spans. In “British Bridges” published by the Public Works Roads and Transport Congress in 1933 this bridge is illustrated as a good example of a plate girder bridge.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1994/010

Item Type

Short Description

Bronze bridge plate

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

1927

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

See description

Dimensions (mm)

900 x 450

Donor

Date Donated

November 1994

Materials

Bronze

Condition

Good

Display Location