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Construction of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels


The tunnels were constructed in 1951, as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations, to get workers quickly between the shipyards on the north and south banks of the Tyne. They run between Jarrow and Howdon.

More information available at the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels website




Excavation of entrance tunnel
Excavation of entrance tunnel





Jarrow site, tunnel entrance
Jarrow site, tunnel entrance





Start of excavation of cyclist tunnel
Start of excavation of cyclist tunnel





Shield chamber under construction
Shield chamber under construction





Linking the tunnels north - south
Linking the tunnels north - south





Interior of tunnel with construction gang at work
Interior of tunnel with construction gang at work





Mid point of tunnel with construction gang at work
Mid point of tunnel with construction gang at work





Mid point of the completed cyclist tunnel
Mid point of the completed cyclist tunnel





Jarrow side, entrance building completed
Jarrow side, entrance building completed





Escalator shaft under construction
Escalator shaft under construction





Construction of escalators, supports in place
Construction of escalators, supports in place





Completed escalators
Completed escalators





Interior of one of the lift shafts during construction
Interior of one of the lift shafts during construction





Completed escalators
Completed escalators





Excavation of Entrance Tunnel
Excavation of Entrance Tunnel





Preparation of the Tyne Tunnels
Preparation of the Tyne Tunnels





Tyne Tunnels Aerial View
Tyne Tunnels Aerial View





View of The Tunnel Interior
View of The Tunnel Interior



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