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How to cross newcastle's high level bridge

Cross Newcastle's High Level Bridge

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The High Level Bridge was the final link in the rail network, connecting London and Edinburgh.  Virtually unchanged since 1850, it is still possible to cross by train.

The High Level Bridge was the final link in the rail network, connecting London and Edinburgh. Virtually unchanged since 1850, it is still possible to cross by train.

The High Level Bridge was the first bridge in the world designed with an upper level for rail and a lower level for road.  Buses use the bridge all the time, but.....

The High Level Bridge was the first bridge in the world designed with an upper level for rail and a lower level for road. Buses use the bridge all the time, but.....

There is a weight limit. Also quirky by laws mean it is illegal to cross pedalling a bicycle, but legal to cross pushing a bicycle!  Don't try it!

There is a weight limit. Also quirky by laws mean it is illegal to cross pedalling a bicycle, but legal to cross pushing a bicycle! Don't try it!

The best way to cross is on foot, take the passageway on your left...following in the footsteps of Michael Caine, Get Carter (1971)

The best way to cross is on foot, take the passageway on your left...following in the footsteps of Michael Caine, Get Carter (1971)

Don't be surprised if it gets dark in places.  When halfway across stop and look at the view.

Don't be surprised if it gets dark in places. When halfway across stop and look at the view.

Admire the view from the middle of the Bridge.  Nearby  the Tyne Bridge and in the distance the Millennium Bridge

Admire the view from the middle of the Bridge. Nearby the Tyne Bridge and in the distance the Millennium Bridge

Coming to the end of the bridge, keep left, no need to cross any roads

Coming to the end of the bridge, keep left, no need to cross any roads

Once across the bridge, walk around the narrow Central pub.  Beautifully restored at a cost of 1.5 million pounds.

Once across the bridge, walk around the narrow Central pub. Beautifully restored at a cost of 1.5 million pounds.

Easy to overlook, the pub is beautiful inside.. Carry on past the pub

Easy to overlook, the pub is beautiful inside.. Carry on past the pub

Take the path to your left just between the Hilton Hotel and the Tyne Bridge

Take the path to your left just between the Hilton Hotel and the Tyne Bridge

Marvel at the size of the Tyne Bridge.  It bears an uncanny resemblance to it's bigger cousin, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Marvel at the size of the Tyne Bridge. It bears an uncanny resemblance to it's bigger cousin, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Follow the tree lined path around the perimeter of the Hilton

Follow the tree lined path around the perimeter of the Hilton

Good views of the 13th Century Castle Keep and the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas

Good views of the 13th Century Castle Keep and the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas

Walk through the tunnel under the High Level Bridge

Walk through the tunnel under the High Level Bridge

Admire the bridge up close, before retracing your steps back to the Hilton

Admire the bridge up close, before retracing your steps back to the Hilton

Walk into the Hilton and admire the views from behind glass

Walk into the Hilton and admire the views from behind glass

Take the left footpath across the Tyne Bridge.  Notice the doors as you cross

Take the left footpath across the Tyne Bridge. Notice the doors as you cross

Don't forget the views of the Swing Bridge and High Level Bridge

Don't forget the views of the Swing Bridge and High Level Bridge

Interesting roof top views, chimneys galore, the Moot Hall in the distance.  You are done.

Interesting roof top views, chimneys galore, the Moot Hall in the distance. You are done.

Coming soon 'Crossing Newcastle's Swing and Millennium Bridges.

Coming soon 'Crossing Newcastle's Swing and Millennium Bridges.

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