Major Bridge Reconstruction - Installed in North Tyneside


Taziker was appointed by Nexus to carry out a major bridge replacement project on the Tyne and Wear Metro earlier this year.

The Tanners Bank bridge, which is located on the Metro line between Tynemouth and North Shields in North Tyneside, was removed to allow an entirely new bridge to be fitted. We removed the old bridge and installed the new bridge during a major line closure. The new bridge was fabricated at our specialist engineering facilities.

The previous bridge was built in 1863 and had served Metro for the last 41 years but the new structure will ensure that trains can run in the area for many more generations to come. Additionally, it will allow greater clearance above the road so that more buses are able to get down to North Shields Fish Quay, creating greater connectivity for the local community.