Glenn Gibson

Glenn Gibson

Posted on 08/18/2013


Photo taken on November 18, 2012



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Its Grim up North

Its Grim up North
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge or (Blinking Eye) is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne.
The Tyne runs between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.
The bridge weighs 850 tonnes, and was lifted into place in one piece by the Asian Hercules II, one of the world's largest floating cranes, on 20 November 2000.
It was opened to the public on 1st September 2001, and was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on 7 May 2002.
Centre is The Sage Gateshead, the centre occupies a "curvy glass and stainless steel" building designed by Foster and Partners, Buro Happold (structural engineering), Mott MacDonald (building services) and Arup (acoustics),
With views of Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides, the Tyne Bridge, and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
The planning and construction process cost over £70 million

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