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„Swing Bridge“

from the gallery of David Pringle

The Swing Bridge spans the River Tyne, connecting Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, and lies between the Tyne Bridge and the High Level Bridge. It has a cantilevered span with a central axis of rotation able to move through 360 degrees to allow vessels to pass on either side of it. The Swing Bridge stands on the site of the Old Tyne Bridges of 1270 and 1781, and probably of the Roman Pons Aelius.

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