River Tyne

river in North East England

The River Tyne is a river in North East England.[3] It is used for water sports in the summer. More than 43,500 people visit it every year. There is a famous bridge that crosses it called the Tyne Bridge. Another bridge that crosses it is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The bridges connect Gateshead to Newcastle upon Tyne.

River Tyne
River Tyne Gateshead Quayside
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Physical characteristics
SourceSouth Tyne
 - locationAlston Moor, Cumbria, England
2nd sourceNorth Tyne
 - locationDeadwater Fell, Kielder, Northumberland, England
 - locationTynemouth, North Tyneside, England
 - coordinates55°0′37″N 1°25′8″W / 55.01028°N 1.41889°W / 55.01028; -1.41889
Length118 km (73 miles)[1]
Basin size2,933 km2 (1,132 square miles)[2]
 - locationBywell[2]
 - average44.6 m3/s (1,580 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
 - leftRiver Derwent


  1. Owen, Susan; et al. (2005). Rivers and the British Landscape. Carnegie. ISBN 978-1-85936-120-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Environmental Agency - River Tyne Salmon Action Plan Review" (PDF). Environment Agency - APEM REF EA 410230. July 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2013. Length (excluding tributaries) (km) 321.4
  3. "River Tyne - river, England, United Kingdom". Encyclopedia Britannica.

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