River Tyne

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River Tyne
Newcastle Quayside with bridges.jpg
River Tyne Gateshead Quayside
Location
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Physical characteristics
SourceSouth Tyne
 - locationAlston Moor, Cumbria, England
2nd sourceNorth Tyne
 - locationDeadwater Fell, Kielder, Northumberland, England
MouthTynemouth
 - locationTynemouth, North Tyneside, England
 - coordinates55°0′37″N 1°25′8″W / 55.01028°N 1.41889°W / 55.01028; -1.41889Coordinates: 55°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]
Discharge 
 - locationBywell[2]
 - average44.6 m3/s (1,580 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftRiver Derwent

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.

References[change | change source]

  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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