Tuesday, 16 September 2014

UK's incredibible architecture, the Gateshead Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is not your average bridge. It spans the River Tyne in England, between the quays arts quarter on the south band and to the quayside of Newcastle on the North. It is made of two graceful, half moon curves, one of them actually is the deck, and the other one supports it. It is designed to allow for the passing of pedestrians and bicyclists. However since boats and ships also need to pass, this whole huge contraption rotates, and as the arch tilts lower, so the pathway rises, counterbalancing one another, forming a pathway over the river.
A visually stunning and fulfilling picture, the bridge offers a great attraction to those who haven't seen its opening mechanism yet.

Many thanks to Dorris Chan for sharing.

Alan CY Kok

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