NZ2563 : Swing Bridge illumination, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival

taken 7 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Swing Bridge illumination, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
Swing Bridge illumination, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
Lighting design for the festival by Durham artist, Johnny Goodwin, who specialises in stage production and the illumination of unusual places LinkExternal link
The display changes every hour throughout Saturday and Sunday nights over the weekend.
Behind is the road deck of the High Level Bridge lit from inside. Above is the railway line.
Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
The Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival was held on 13-14th August 2011 LinkExternal link

Events over the weekend included Armstrong's Lost Garden NZ2563 : A garden on the Swing Bridge, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival, a model boat regatta, live music and street theatre, Quayside seaside area NZ2563 : Palm Beach on Newcastle Quayside and much more.

The 'Showboat', at 9pm on Saturday night, was a performance by 'Walk the Plank' LinkExternal link set on the River Tyne between the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The light and pyrotechnic display, to a musical score featuring sounds from the Port of Tyne, was designed to celebrate the life of the River and its iconic bridges, including marking the 10th anniversary of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Movement and lighting of the Swing Bridge, originally built in 1876, were designed by artist, Johnny Goodwin, changing every hour through Saturday and Sunday nights of the festival.
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Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 August, 2011
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Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2522 6371 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0429N 1:36.4563W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2526 6381
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