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ICE North East promotes civil engineering history with local landmarks brochure

ICE North east has launched a new guide documenting historical engineering feats dating back to Hadrian’s Wall.

The Historical Engineering Works guide is drawn from a database complied by the ICE. It aims to help enthusiasts explore the region’s engineering feats and raise public awareness of civil engineering.

The North East is renowned for its rich historical engineering heritage, from the Twizel Bridge on the Anglo-Scottish border, to the Stockton and Darlington Railway in the South.

Other historical engineering works in the region include Catcleugh Reservoir, Durham Cathedral, the world’s first locomotive factory, close to Newcastle Central Station, and a variety of bridges.

Michael Taylor, the North East representative on the ICE’s Panel for Historical Engineering Works, has prepared the leaflet which is supported by the ICE North East Heritage Panel, the Robert Stephenson Trust and the North Eastern branch of the Chartered Institution of Highways &Transportation.

“Our previous leaflets, showcasing the Robert Stephenson Trail and the bridges of the Tees, Border and Wear have all been very popular, but this brings together the Historical Engineering Works of the whole region in a way which has not previously been done,” said Taylor.

“There is something for every enthusiast here, and I am sure that most will find both what they are looking for and some new places to visit and explore, with the help of this leaflet.”

  • Leaflets are available from the Newcastle Tourist information Centre, Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre or ICE North East on 0191 2611850, or at icene@ice.org.uk.
  • View a digital copy at www.ice.org.uk/information-resources/document-library/historical-engineering-works-in-north-east-eng-(1)

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