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.
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
The High Level Bridge, viewed from the top of the Castle
The very impressive Tyne Bridge, opened in 1928, with three other bridges in the background
The Tyne Bridge with a military vessel, the HMS Ledbury, in the foreground
Close-up of the girders and latticework of the Tyne Bridge
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
The approach to the Tyne Bridge, towering above Victorian buildings
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
The Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, viewed from the top of the Castle
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian bridge with a unique tilting design
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.