The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is one of the most recent bridges built across the River Tyne, in England, and also one of the most unusual and stunning bridges in the world. Often referred to as “Winking Eye Bridge” or “Blinking Eye Bridge”, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cycle tilt bridge, linking Newcastle to the re-developed waterfronts in Gateshead. The structural engineer Gifford and the architect Wilkinson Eyre are the ones who designed the bridge.
The bridge was opened for public use on September 17th 2001, but the official opening did not take place until May 7th, 2002, when it was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II. The architect Wilkinson Eyre won the Royal Institute of British Architect Stirling Prize for the design of the bridge in 2002, while Gifford won the IStructE Supreme Awardin 2003.
Sightseeing near Gateshead Millennium Bridge
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is an outstanding structure, and the city of Gateshead is an unbelievably beautiful city. There are many sites worth visiting in Gateshead, particularly the Trinity Maritime Center, the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, the Laing Art Gallery, the Royal Theater, the Discovery Museum, the Museum of Antiques and the Angel of the North.
There are several lavishing hotels in Gateshead and Newcastle, very close to the bridge. The Jesmond Dene House is one of the loveliest, offering full services and rooms for prices starting at £ 130 for night. For only £ 29 per night, tourists can stay in a lovely single room the Euro Hostel Newcastle.
Address: South Shore Road, Tyne and Wear NE8 2AU, UK
Phone: +44 191 478 4222
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