This is my own picture of the Millennium Bridge in February. We go to visit it often and it never ceases to amaze me. I love seeing it at night, like this, when the lights change colors. It’s especially neat to see it from the bus going over the High Level Bridge. With the Sage and the Baltic in the background. It is definitely one of the most impressive structures in Newcastle-Gateshead.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt_bridge”>tilt bridge spanning the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Tyne,_England”>River Tyne in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England”>England</a> between <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateshead”>Gateshead‘s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateshead_Quays”>Quays</a> arts quarter on the south bank, and the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quayside”>Quayside</a> of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_upon_Tyne”>Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. The award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architects <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkinson_Eyre”>Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifford_(company)”>Gifford</a>. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the ‘Blinking Eye Bridge’ or the ‘Winking Eye Bridge’ due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyne_Bridge”>Tyne Bridge, and stands as the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures_in_Newcastle_upon_Tyne”>sixteenth tallest structure in the city.