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Interior of one of the lift shafts during construction
DescriptionOne of the workmen is in a bucket waiting to be hoisted to the surface. The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were opened to the people of Tyneside on 24th July 1951. These two purpose-built tunnels were designed to connect Howdon in North Tyneside with Jarrow in South Tyneside under the river Tyne. At a cost of £833,000, these 900 ft (274.5 m) long tunnels, which run parallel to each other, have been connecting the communities on the North and South banks of the river Tyne for the past 60 years. Ref: TWAS:DT.MHA-1-62 Courtesy Mott MacDonald To view the set: www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627128959897/ (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase a hi-res copy please email email@example.com quoting the title and reference number.
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