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Public weighbridge


Weighbridge at Saltmeadows RoadThe Public Weighbridge is operated by Gateshead County Council in conjunction with the Councils of Sunderland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Newcastle and is made available to the public, companies or caravan owners.  There are no requirements for the making of appointments to weigh vehicles, just drive on and collect your weight ticket from the weighbridge office.  

The weighbridge has a 50 tonne capacity and has a 15 metre deck and there is easy vehicular access to the installation.

The weighbridge is located at:

A truck on the weightbridge at Saltmeadows RoadMetrology Laboratory
Saltmeadows Road

0191 478 4550

Opening times:

The facility is open from 8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.


The charge is tiered and is dependant upon the weight of the vehicle.

Operators can have an account with the laboratory and be invoiced on a monthly basis if so desired. Please contact us to set up an account.

 See also

Weighbridge operator registration

Contact Us

Metrology Laboratory
Saltmeadows Road

Tel: 0191 478 4550