Swing Bridge

Swing Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear



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The Swing Bridge is a Swing bridge over the River Tyne, England connecting Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, and lies between the Tyne Bridge and the High Level Bridge.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Not usually open to the public.

Admission charges

Not usually open to the public.

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Late Night Tours of the Swing Bridge

  • 17 May 2014 6-9pm

Take a tour of one of the iconic bridges over the River Tyne. Discover the workings of its impressive hydraulic engines and find out about the history of this Newcastle landmark, built 138 years ago and owned by the Port of Tyne. Places are limited and children must be aged 12 or over. Please wear sensible footwear - no heels. Tours will run at 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 11-13


Booking essential, limited spaces. Email sufea.mohamad@twmuseums.org.uk to book.