Tyne Bridges, Newcastle upon Tyne

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    The Tyne Bridge

    by zadunajska8 Written Mar 14, 2012
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    The Tyne Bridge is perhaps the most well known sight in Newcastle. This bridge which links Newcastle and Gateshead across the River Tyne first opened in 1928 with King George V doing the honours.

    The bridge fits well with both the industrial heritage of the area as well as the regeneration which has been taking place in recent years and all the new ultra modern architecture that this has brought with it.

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    Tyne bridge

    by yvgr Written Apr 25, 2012

    The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. It was designed by the engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, who later designed the Forth Road Bridge, and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbrough. At the time of its construction it was the world's longest single span bridge. The bridge was officially opened on 10 October 1928 by King George V and has since become a defining symbol of Tyneside. It currently stands as the tenth tallest structure in the city.

    Work started in August 1925 with Dorman Long acting as the building contractors. Despite the dangers of the building work, only one worker (Charles Tosh) died in the building of this structure.

    The Tyne Bridge was designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson who based their design on the Hell Gate Bridge in New York (which was completed in 1916). The bridge was completed on 25 February 1928 and opened on 10 October by King George V and Queen Mary, who were the first to use the roadway travelling in their Ascot landau

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    by peterncgb Written Jan 30, 2007

    the worlds first tilting bridge which has been likened to a blinking eye.to see it opening there are times listed in the glass building at the ends of the bridge.or you can plan in advance by going to this website that lists the opening times in advance.type in google ,gateshead millennium bridge opening times background,and you will be at the web page....enjoy the toon

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    Millenium Bridge

    by iwys Updated May 7, 2007
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    Newcastle's Millenium Bridge is a beautiful footbridge over the Tyne. It cost £22 million to build and was lifted into place in 2000, but not opened to the public until 17 September 2001. It is 50m high and 122m wide, and has won architectural awards, including the 2002 Royal British Institute of Architects' Stirling Prize.

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    by iwys Updated May 7, 2007
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    The Tyne Bridge is Newcastle's most familiar landmark. When it was completed, in 1928, it was the largest single span bridge in the world. It was the model for Sydney Harbour Bridge, which was completed four years later.

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    The Gateshead Millennium Bridge

    by toontraveller Written Mar 28, 2004
    A bigger blink than Anne Robinson

    The newest bridge to grace this famous waterway is the Millennium Bridge. It was brought up the Tyne in one piece on the ASIAN HERCULES II, a truly enourmouse floating crane and laid to rest between the banks of Newcastle and Gateshead. It is quite unique in that it opens up in the manner of a blinking eye to let ships pass beneath it. Here it is almost fully open.

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  • Millennium Bridge

    by stephenshephard Written Oct 26, 2003
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    The Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian and cycleway connecting Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides, has quickly become an iconic image of the city to rival the Tyne Bridge. It is easy to see why it has won so many awards - it is graceful in its simplicity, clever in the way it tilts up to allow taller ships to pass underneath it, and above all it is useful. It is by far the most popular of the city of culture bid projects with local people. I expect this has a lot to do with how our bridge went up on time without a hitch, while London's wobbly millennium bridge didn't open until 2002 :-)

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  • The Milennium Bridge

    by Grootpiet Written Jun 17, 2003

    Not being short of bridges already, the Milennium bridge was one of the large projects that the UK undertook to beautify it's cities for the time.

    Also called the 'Winking Eye Bridge', due to it's opening mechanism that turns the bridge on it's side to allow ships to pass through underneath.

    Pedestrian only, the bridge allows access to Gateshead, and the Baltic museum.

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    The Gateshead Millennium Bridge

    by Fen Written Dec 22, 2003

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    The Gateshead Millennium Bridge provides a footpath and cycle-way linking ambitious new arts and cultural developments at Gateshead Quays on the south bank with Newcastle Quayside.

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    Swing Bridge

    by clairegeordio Written Apr 12, 2007

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    This bridge was completed in 1876 and can rotate 180 degrees by hydraulic power to allow boats to pass. In it's usual, closed state it allows for traffic to travel between Gateshead and Newcastle.

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    Tyne Bridge

    by clairegeordio Written Apr 11, 2007

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    The Tyne bridge, over the river Tyne links Newcastle to Gateshead. It was opened in 1928 by King George V and H.M Queen Mary. It is one of Newcastle's most important symbols.

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    The Millennium Bridge.

    by miksu Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Gateshead Millennium Bridge....

    The bridge for pedestrians and cyclists was opened in September 2001.The bridge links Gateshead and Newcastle.

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    Tyne Bridge

    by joecooper Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Tyne Bridge
    The world renowned bridge built in 1928. It dominates the Newcastle skyline.

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