Excavation of Entrance Tunnel

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The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were opened to the people of Tyneside on 24th July 1951.

These two purpose-built tunnels were designed to connect Howdon in North Tyneside with Jarrow in South Tyneside under the river Tyne.
At a cost of £833,000, these 900 ft (274.5 m) long tunnels, which run parallel to each other, have been connecting the communities on the North and South banks of the river Tyne for the past 60 years.

TWAS ref: DT.MHA/1/46

Courtesy Mott MacDonald

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