Gateshead Millennium Bridge
South Shore Road
Gateshead, NE8 2AU
+44 0191 478 4222
The pedestrian and cycle crossing links Newcastle Quayside with the major redevelopment projects such as the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
, and the Gateshead Music Centre
on Gateshead Quays. It is the first tilting bridge in the world, and is designed to resemble a blinking eyelid when it is raised to permit ships to pass beneath. The bridge forms part of a one mile circular riverside walk taking in the Swing Bridge to the west. There are specific timings when the tilt of the bridge is visible. Check website for more details.