Britain's Greatest Bridges

The Tyne Bridge

Series 1 - Episode 5 The Tyne Bridge

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Summary

Engineer Rob Bell explores the history of the design and construction of the Tyne Bridge and discovers that many believe that it was the inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He also discovers why the bridge is so revered by Geordies, not just as a way to cross the river, but because it was built to keep shipbuilders employed and their skills alive during the dark days of the 1920s recession.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Rob Bell
Director Richard Hughes
Executive Producer James Hayes
Executive Producer Andra Heritage
Producer Richard Hughes
Series Producer Ed Booth
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