Showing posts with label Bridges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bridges. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tyne Bridges at Night


Tyne Bridges at Night.

Several photographs of bridges across the Tyne, included in the shots are the Tyne, the High Level, Millennium and Swing bridges.
Please click on each image for the full size photo. 

Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge





Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Gateshead Millennium Bridge


Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth the Second on 7 May 2002 although it was opened to the public on 17 September 2001.
Due to it’s unique tilting method of lifting to allow river traffic to pass underneath it has acquired the nickname the “Blinking eye bridge” because of the resemblance to an eyelid opening and closing. There are some pictures showing the bridge opening which usually occurs at midday, and when necessary for vessels.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.  

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wylam Railway Bridge


Wylam Railway Bridge

The Wylam railway bridge was originally built to connect North Wylam to the Newcastle to Carlisle rail route in 1876.
It was closed as a railway bridge in 1968 during the Beeching rail cuts.
Today it is used as a pedestrian and cycle bridge. 
The design of the bridge was used as a template for the Sydney Harbour and Tyne bridges.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.  






Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The High Level Bridge


The High Level Bridge.

The High Level Bridge was the world's first combined rail and road bridge. It was designed by engineer Robert Stephenson, son of the famous Tyneside railway pioneer George Stephenson.
The bridge was built between 1847 and 1849 and completed the railway line between London and Edinburgh and still forms part of the UK's East Coast Main Line.
Please see a series of pictures of the wide variety of bridges crossing the Tyne here.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.  






Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Tyne Bridge


The Tyne Bridge.

The Tyne Bridge connects Gateshead and Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The bridge was opened in 1928 by King George V.
It was designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson who later designed the Forth road bridge.
The bridge was built by Dorman Long & Co of Middlesbrough.
To many people the Tyne Bridge is the iconic image of Tyneside.
The Wylam railway bridge further along the river Tyne is said to have been used as a template for the Tyne bridge.
Please click here to see photos of the Tyne bridges at night.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.