Quayside Lives

Demolition of the town wall begins

Workmen begin pulling down the walls and gates bordering the Quay between Bridge End and Sand Gate to ease traffic congestion.

Millennium bridge is built

The Millennium bridge was placed in one piece over the River Tyne by the Asian Hercules II on the 20 November 2000.

Tyne bridge is built

The Tyne Bridge was opened by King George V and Queen Mary on 10 October 1928.

Swing Bridge is built

Swing Bridge was opened for road traffic on 15th June 1876, and then for river traffic on 17th July 1876.

High Level Bridge is built

The High Level Bridge was built between 1847 and 1849 by Robert Stephenson.

The Sage is opened

The Sage is a music centre featuring two auditoria, a rehearsal space and a 25-room Music Education Centre.

The Baltic reopens

The Baltic reopens as a Centre for Contemporary Art.

The Law Courts built

The Newcastle Law Courts were built between 1986 and 1990 by Napper Collerton.

The Great Fire

The Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne destroyed many buildings and killed 53 people.

Quayside Regeneration Plan

A 180 million regeneration of Newcastle's East Quayside is given the go-ahead by a High Court judge.

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