Friday, 25 November 2011

River Tyne

This view of the River Tyne shows the Gateshead Millenium Bridge in the foreground, the Tyne Bridge in the background and The Sage on the left bank of the river.  

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 bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge' due to its shape and its tilting method. It opened on 17th September 2001.

 The Sage is a centre for musical education, performance and conferences, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne. It opened in 2004. I have seen Alison Moyet, KD Lang and Solomon Burke perform there.

The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne  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

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