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Friday, 12 November 2010

Gateshead Millennium Bridge



The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River
Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. The award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge' or the 'Winking Eye Bridge" due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as thesixteenth tallest structure in the city.

13 comments:

  1. Looks pretty slick, I like the concept

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  3. that's a unique perspective on it

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  4. that's great, I can't wait for more

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  5. Whoa, that is awesome. I would totally love to strap myself to the middle part and ride it when it tilts :D

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