one day at a time…
Tuesday, 16 March 2004

Pix Of The Day: Old & New Bridges Over The Tyne
CREDIT: © Vbrox/pBase user account.
WHERE: Newcastle-Gateshead, England. WHAT: contrasting bridges.
MAP: Newcastle-Gateshead district. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.
Tyne Bridge © VbroxBlinking Eye 1 © VbroxBlinking Eye 2 © VbroxBlinking Eye 3 © Vbrox
Recent features on bridges [1][2] in Michigan, USA, triggered a complaint that we had failed to fulfill our promise to feature bridges on the River Tyne, in the northeast of England. We thought we had already covered this location, but checking back we were unable to find a feature. Ooops! To make amends, here are four views of two bridges from the galleries of the 'Artist Known Only As Vbrox', who is part of the Norwegian contingent on the pBase photo hosting web site.

The first picture shows the most famous bridge, the Tyne Bridge, celebrated on the official web site of the TyneBridgeWebCam.co.uk, with interesting history pages in addition to the two pages for the webcams, one mounted on each tower of the bridge. Through the arch of the older bridge, whose shape may seem familiar to people from the other side of the globe, may be seen a newer pedestrian bridge whose official name is 'The Millennium Bridge', but whose opening and closing sequences have gained it the nickname of 'The Blinking Eye'.

Upstream there are other interesting bridges… but we are not promising!

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)