Tees Bridges

Over the years man has wanted to cross the Tees. The first bridge was constructed in Yarm
The following is a list of the bridges now crossing the river.

This is one of only two transporter bridges in the UK, the other is in Newport, Wales.

Tees bridges - Transporter Bridge

 

Carries Motor vehicles
A178 road
Pedestrians
Locale Middlesbrough, England
Official name Tees Transporter Bridge
Characteristics
Design Transporter Bridge
Material steel, concrete
Longest span 851 ft (259 m)
Clearance below 160 ft (49 m)
History
Constructed by Sir William Arrol & Co.
Opened 17 October 1911

 

Tees bridges - Newport Bridge

Coordinates 54°34′18.73″N1°15′40.9″W
Carries Motor vehicles, A1032 road
Crosses River Tees and railway line
Locale Middlesbrough, England
Official name Tees Newport Bridge
Characteristics
Design vertical lift
Material steel, concrete
Longest span 82 m (269 ft)
Number of spans 9
Piers in water 2
History
Designer Mott, Hay and Anderson
Opened 28 February 1934

 

Tees bridges - A19 Flyover

Coordinates 54°34′4.08″N 1°16′4.44″W
Carries A19 road
Crosses  Teesdale Way, Thornaby Middlesbrough railway line, B6541 and A66 roads and Lustrum Beck
Locale Middlesbrough
Official name A19 Tees Viaduct
Owner Highways Agency
Maintained by Autolink Concessionaires (A19) Limited (1997-2027)
Characteristics
Design Slab and Girder
Material Steel plate girders and composite concrete deck on reinforced concrete piers
Total length 2.9 km, spanning 1.95 km
Longest span 117 metres (384 ft)
Number of spans 68
Piers in water none
History
Construction begin 1973
Construction end 1975
Opened November 1975
Statistics
Daily traffic 70,000 vehicles per day

 

Tees bridges - Tees Barrage

Coordinates 54°33′51.84″N1°17′10.32″W
Carries Tees Barrage Way – pedestrians and cyclists use the footbridge (Teesdale Way)
Crosses Teesdale Way
Locale Stockton-on-Tees
Official name Tees Barrage
Maintained by Canal & River Trust
Characteristics
Design arched viaduct
Material concrete, welded tubular steel and plate steel
Total length 160 m
Longest span 7.5 m
Number of spans 8
Piers in water 3
Clearance below 5 m (5.37 m in the lock)
Design life 120 years
History
Designer Ove Arup and The Napper Partnership
Constructed by Tarmac Construction
Fabrication by Westbury Tubular Structures
Construction begin 4 November 1991
Construction end 1995
Opened 22 April 1995
Inaugurated 17 July 1995

 

Infinity-1-S   Infinity-2-S

Coordinates 54°33′53.26″N1°17′57.09″W
Carries Pedestrians and cyclists
Crosses River Tees, Teesdale Way
Locale Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Official name Infinity Bridge
Owner Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Characteristics
Design Asymmetric double tied-arch and suspended deck
Material Weathering steel, stainless steel and reinforced concrete
Total length 240 metres (787 ft)
Width 5 metres (16 ft)
Height 40 metres (131 ft)
Longest span 120 metres (394 ft)
Number of spans 2 river spans and 8 minor spans on approaches
Piers in water 1
Clearance below 8 metres (26 ft)
Design life 120 years
History
Contracted lead designer Expedition Engineering
Successful competition design Expedition Engineering and Spence Associates
Constructed by Balfour Beatty
Fabrication by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company
Construction begin June 2007
Construction end December 2008
Construction cost £15m
Opened 16 May 2009
Inaugurated 14 May 2009
Statistics
Daily traffic 4,000 people/day anticipated

Princess of Wales Bridge

Coordinates 54°33′57″N 1°18′26″W
Carries Teesdale Boulevard
Crosses Teesdale Way
Locale Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Characteristics
Design Slab and girder
Material Steel plate girders and concrete
Longest span 40 metres (131 ft)
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
History
Constructed by Cementation Construction
Construction end 1992
Inaugurated 23 September 1992

Infinity-S

Coordinates 54°33′44.5″N 1°18′35.2″W
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Teesdale Way,
Riverside Road
Locale Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Official name Teesquay Millennium Footbridge
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Material Steel and concrete
Width 2.7 metres (9 ft)
Number of spans 4
Piers in water 1
History
Architect Yee Associates
Designer Ove Arup
Constructed by Birse Construction
Construction end December 2000
Inaugurated 20 December 2000

Victoria-S

Coordinates 54°33′30″N 1°18′25″W
Carries Bridge Road (A1130)
Locale Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Official name Victoria Jubilee Bridge
Heritage status Grade II listed building (19 February 2010)
Characteristics
Design Wrought Iron Arch
Material Wrought and cast iron, stone and concrete
Total length 341 feet (104 m)
Width 60 feet (18 m)
Longest span 110 feet (34 m)
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
History
Designer Harrison Haytor and Charles Neate
Constructed by Whitaker Brothers of Leeds
Construction begin 1882
Construction end 1887
Opened 20 June 1887

A66-2-S

Coordinates 54°33′15.7″N 1°18′38.6″W
Carries A66 road
Locale Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Official name Surtees Bridge
Owner Highways Agency
Characteristics
Design slab and girder
Material reinforced concrete and steel plate girder
Total length 150 metres (492 ft)
Longest span 50 metres (164 ft)
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
Design life 120 years
History
Designer A1 Integrated Highway Services
Engineering design by Halcrow Group
Constructed by Edmund Nuttall
Fabrication by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company
Construction begin 20 March 2006
Construction end 22 January 2008
Opened 3 December 2007
Inaugurated 24 January 2008
Replaces Surtees Bridge (1981)
Statistics
Daily traffic 55,000 vpd

 

QEII-S

Coordinates 54°32′5.4″N 1°19′14.5″W
Carries Queen Elizabeth Way
Locale Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Official name Jubilee Bridge
Characteristics
Design Balanced cantilever
Material reinforced concrete and T-section steel plate girders
Total length 150 metres (492 ft)
Longest span 106 metres (348 ft)
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
History
Constructed by Birse Construction Ltd.
Fabrication by Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Construction end 2002
Opened 20 April 2002

 

Pipe-bridge-1

Coordinates 54°32′1.1″N 1°19′24″W
Carries Water supply pipes
Crosses River Tees
Locale Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Official name Preston Pipe Bridge
Owner Northumbrian Water
Characteristics
Design Tied arch
Material Concrete
Longest span 210 feet (64 m)
Number of spans 1
Piers in water
History
Constructed by Dowsett
Construction end 1959