The Tyne Bridge

Restoration work on Tyne Bridge underway

An ambitious four-year refurbishment programme has started on the Tyne Bridge.

The first phase of the £32 million programme will see engineers begin erecting scaffolding below the bridge deck around the Gateshead tower, which will have minimal impact on the travelling public.

From 2024, lane closures will be required as work moves on to the arch and road deck of the Tyne Bridge itself, to ensure the iconic structure can be safely restored. Councils will be announcing mitigation measures and advising on alternative travel options later in the autumn.

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