An iconic North East bridge has been named one of the most instagrammable in the UK, according to new research.

The world-famous Tyne Bridge which is widely known as a symbol of the North East came out as the fourth most Insta-worth crossing in the country.

Researchers analysed hundreds of bridges across Europe to find the number of times they have been hashtagged on Instagram, and have come up with a list of the top ten most Instagrammable structures in the country.

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London’s Tower Bridge was crowned the most Instagrammable, with over 2.6 million hashtag mentions.

Iron Bridge in Shropshire came second with 121,487 tags, and London’s Millenium Bridge was third, just 16,000 tags behind with a total of 105,635.

But the Tyne Bridge took the fourth spot and is the only North East crossing on the list with 101,937 hashtagged posts.

The Northern Echo: The bridge makes for an iconic image every year as the Great North Run descends on Tyneside. Picture: TOM BANKSThe bridge makes for an iconic image every year as the Great North Run descends on Tyneside. Picture: TOM BANKS

The steel behemoth has stood over the river Tyne for almost 100 years, connecting Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Its iconic arch has become famous around the world as a defining symbol of Newcastle.

The top ten most Instagrammable bridges according to the research by Compare the Market and the number of times they were hashtagged are:

  1. Tower Bridge, London - 2,601,739
  2. Iron Bridge, Shropshire - 121,487
  3. Millennium Bridge, London – 105,635
  4. Tyne Bridge, Newcastle - 101,937
  5. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol – 88,783
  6. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber - 65,021
  7. Humber Bridge, Hull – 64,796
  8. Fourth Bridge, Edinburgh - 49,513
  9. Albert Bridge, London – 46,689
  10. Severn Bridge, Chepstow – 39,308


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