Mellennium Bridge Gateshead

Gateshead : Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in North East England. it spans the River Tyne between Newcastle on the north bank and Gateshead Quays arts on the south bank. The pedestrian and cycle deck is an almost-horizontal curve, suspended above the river from a series of suspension cables. These suspension cables going to and from the arch and deck help to give stability for those crossing the bridge.

The bridge was conceived and designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers Gifford.

Gateshead itself is a town in the North East Of England, and comes under the banner of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear. The town sits on the southern bank of The River Tyne opposite Newcastle Upon-Tyne.

Gateshead has an international sports stadium of its own, and regularly holds international athletics meetings throughout the summer months.

Gateshead interchange is also the home of the Metro System which servers the Tyne and Wear area as well as having an efficient Bus System.

There are about 50+ Metro stations throughout the Tyne and Wear area.

There is also much speculation about adding more stations to the system making Washington the main followed by other stations in outlying areas.


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