Gateshead Millennium Bridge (Gateshead) Reviews
Newest Review: ... Architects and Gifford and Partners Engineers designed it. The job of constructing the bridge was given to Gateshead based Construction Company Harbour and General and its sub contractors, who started work in May 1999. It uses a world-first tilting mechanism to open and close, turning on pivots on both sides of the river to form a spectacular gateway arch to allow shipping to pass underneath on route up the Tyne. The Bridge weighs more that eight hundred and fifty tonnes and the construction used enough steel to make sixty-four double decker buses. It is four hundred and thirteen feet wide (one hundred and twenty six metres) but was m... more
Customer Gateshead Millennium Bridge (Gateshead) Reviews (1)
by - written on 07/05/02, updated on 07/08/03 (Very useful, 1287 readings)
For well over a century the sight of the Tyne Bridge linking Newcastle with Gateshead is what most exiled Geordies think of when they conjure up images of home, no matter how long or short their exile has been it is when they catch a glimpse of the Tyne Bridge they know they are home. Nothing will ever replace the feeling of seeing the Tyne Bridge but along with the Angel of the North the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is also starting to have the same impact on people of the region. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge or the Blinking Eye as it is know in the North East is the first opening bridge to be built across the River Tyne for more than one hundred ... Read the complete review
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