Bridges #8

Today we leave Scotland and move back in time to June 2018 and down the coast to England and Newcastle-on-Tyne during the Great Exhibition of the North to see the magnificent bridges there.

In Newcastle, photographers are spoiled for choices with the number and type of bridges and buildings. The photo above shows the Tyne Bridge, the Swing Bridge, the High Level Bridge and the Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge.

Within easy walking distance of the Tyne Bridge, you see the Winking Eye Bridge, which tilts to allow the passage of ships.

You may be curious as to how it works. The photo above shows people walking across the bridge shortly before it tilts. Some of the gates are locked to prevent further people entering.

Shortly afterwards you see the bridge starting to tilt and the walking surface is now, of course, empty of crossing people.

As the bridge tilts towards its maximum, by comparing the image above with that above it, you can see just how far it has risen compared with the buildings behind it.

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Tomorrow, I’ll post some more photos of the Tyne Bridge – a lovely old bridge in its own right.

Today’s Featured Photo is another shot of the ‘Winking Eye’ Bridge. I took this from a different angle to show the bridge when it was tilted – and its shadow on the River Tyne and the Sage Building behind it.

I took this photo with my old 16 MP Pentax K50 cropped sensor camera and its 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

EXIF data were: 1/50 secs @ f/11 and 18 mm. The ISO was 100.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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