Swing Bridge

One of the most well known of the seven bridges linking Newcastle and Gateshead, and a scheduled ancient monument.

Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 3RQ
No wheelchair access


37. Event at Swing Bridge

19th May

Join the Blue Badge Guides and take a tour of the iconic, Grade II listed Swing Bridge – a scheduled ancient monument. See the fascinating pump and engine rooms, discover the inner workings and learn about the history of this Newcastle landmark. The bridge, owned by the Port of Tyne was built by W G Armstrong and was completed in 1876. Tours must be booked via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/243291

Tickets will be available to book Thursday 3 May, 7pm.

Please note: The Swing Bridge is an historic monument as well as an operational environment which is not usually open to the public therefore, visitors must be aware due to the nature of the bridge care must be taken at all times. All visitors MUST wear sensible footwear. In addition visitors must complete and send back a ‘licence to enter’ form prior to the tour – admission cannot be granted without a completed form. Children under the age of 12 are not able to participate due to Health & Safety regulations.

Guided tours at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm

Swing Bridge Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 3RQ No wheelchair access

Maintained by Harry Bailey