The High Level Bridge in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, is a Victorian railway bridge crossing the River Tyne. Built in 1849, the bridge was planned by Robert Stephenson as part of the original railway route between Carlisle and Newcastle. It is sometimes nicknamed the "Winking Eye Bridge" for its two stone navigation beacons at either end of the bridge. At 320 ft long, 64 ft wide and 270 ft above the water, it is one of the unique landmarks in the Tyne and Wear area and offers breathtaking views across the Tyne to the city of Newcastle. A popular spot for both locals and tourists, the High Level Bridge is a great spot to take in the stunning sights of the river and the city.