Newcastle Photos Part 1 – Bridges

At last, here are the first of my Newcastle photos. I’ll start off with bridges, because Newcastle has quite a lot of them, including some very interesting constructions.

The Tyne bridges have their own website, by the way.

Bridges of Newcastle

Three bridges in one: Viewed from front to back, Swing Bridge, built in 1879, the High Level Bridge, built in 1849 and in the background, the Metro Bridge, built in 1980

High Level Bridge

The High Level Bridge, viewed from the top of the Castle

Tyne Bridge

The very impressive Tyne Bridge, opened in 1928, with three other bridges in the background

The Tyne Bridge with a battleship

The Tyne Bridge with a military vessel, the HMS Ledbury, in the foreground

Tyne Bridge latticework

Close-up of the girders and latticework of the Tyne Bridge

The Sage, the Tyne Bridge and St Mary's Gateshead

The Sage, a music/event centre designed by Norman Foster, and the church of St Mary's of Gateshead viewed from underneath the Tyne Bridge

Approach to the Tyne Bridge

The approach to the Tyne Bridge, towering above Victorian buildings

Samaritan Sign at the Tyne Bridge

A sign on the railing of the Tyne Bridge with the number of the Samaritans suicide prevention hotline. The Millennium Bridge can be seen in the background

Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge

The Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, viewed from the top of the Castle

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian bridge with a unique tilting design

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge with the Baltic arts centre in the background and a random statue in the foreground.

Unfortunately, I did not get to see the Millennium Bridge tilting, but then I suspect that not a lot of big vessels sail up the Tyne anymore.

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3 Responses to Newcastle Photos Part 1 – Bridges

  1. Estara says:

    Somehow the bridges all blend together into a harmonious whole, although predictably I like the oldest bridge best. But that Norman Foster Building, while intriguing if it were standalone, really is an eyesore.

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