NZ3567 : Ferry terminal, South Shields

taken 5 years ago, near to North Shields, North Tyneside, Great Britain

Ferry terminal, South Shields
Ferry terminal, South Shields
The South Shields Ferry Terminal NZ3567 : South Shields Ferry Terminal, built by Harbour & General, was officially opened in July 1999. It consists of a 50m steel bascule bridge, with prominent counterweight (shown here), leading to a 32 square metre reinforced concrete pontoon. The landing provides three berths as well as an indoor waiting room and offices. The landing was built at the Pallion Yard in Sunderland and transported by sea as a floating vessel. It was named Maisie’s Landing after Councillor Maisie Stewart, who at the time was Lord Mayor of South Shields.
Tyne and Wear HER(14395): South Shields, Ferry Street, ferry landing LinkExternal link

The number of Tyne ferries between Ryton and the sea has gradually reduced from more than 30 to just this one. North and South Shields used to have three: the Whitehill Point Ferry, the 'Horse & cart' and the cheap, 'Halfpenny Dodger', which landed at Comical Corner. The current ferry is operated by Nexus which runs the Tyne & Wear Metro. Nexus is Greek for 'link'.

The Amsterdam Ferry can be seen to the left NZ3668 : 'Princess Seaways' passing up the River Tyne
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There are more than 30 pieces of permanent art on Metro and other public transport infrastructure in Tyne and Wear. Nexus Metro Art list: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 27 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ferry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3590 6709 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.8260N 1:26.4224W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 35932 67104
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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