NZ3266 : Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel Entrance

taken 12 years ago, near to Tyne Tunnel, South Tyneside, Great Britain

Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel Entrance
Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel Entrance
The country's first purpose built cyclist and pedestrian tunnel connecting Howdon on the North side to Jarrow on the South. Opened in 1951, it is 275m (900ft) in length. When built the single flight escalators were the longest "WOODEN ESCALATORS" in the world (possibly still are today) with 306 steps, 61.5m (200ft) in length with a vertical drop of 26.15m (85ft). The series of fish heads and tails which appear to be jumping out of the ground in front of the entrance is called "The Ones That Got Away" representing the revitalisation of the River Tyne. Cast in Polymer and painted in two tone irridescent paint which change colour as you move past them, simulating the effect of fish scales.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 July, 2005
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Tunnel > Tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3291 6622 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.3693N 1:29.2325W
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