The New Bridge – Facts and Figures

Length of Side Spans 154 feet
Length of Centre Span181 feet
Total Length of Bridge658 feet
Width of Carriageway33 feet
Width of Footway6 feet
Total Width of Bridge Deck 43 feet 6 inches
Weight of steel in Main Bridge402 tons
Main ContractorA.E. Farr Limited
Steelwork Sub-ContractorCleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Contract Starting Date1 July 1967
Total Cost of Main Bridge£288,112
Total Cost of Services Bridge£69,008
Total Cost of Bridge Approaches£238,945
Opening Ceremony15 April 1970