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rakista
3rd Aug 2007, 10:51
Gateshead Millennium Bridge
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Spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead on the south bank and Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the north, the next bridge in our journey was another of the projects commissioned for the turn of the Millennium. It is a pedestrian and cycle bridge, instead of a stereotypical automobile bridge, and its design provided designers Wilkinson Eyre (a high-profile architecture firm) with the 2002 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize.

What’s special about this bridge is its ability to allow boats and other water traffic to move underneath it, despite being relatively low to the surface of the river. Mini hydraulic rams on each side of the bridge tilt it back on special pivots, lifting the bridge out of the way of those attempting to go underneath. This move has lent the bridge a new nickname, the Blinking Eye Bridge.

rhope016
28th Oct 2007, 11:00
:wow:

Lovely Face
7th Nov 2007, 03:48
Ang gnda?? Too good to be true, huh

g_olano
7th Feb 2009, 23:31
is this for real?