An eighth bridge to be built across the Tyne in Newcastle will be made out of 20 tonnes of bamboo from China. In the year the Tyne Bridge turns 80, a company called Bambuco has been commissioned to create a new landmark structure spanning the river as part of the annual SummerTyne festival.
The completed bridge will then be on show to the public from Fri 18 – Sun 20 July, marking the first weekend of SummerTyne, Newcastle and Gateshead's festival of music and art.
The bridge will reach from the grounds of HMS Calliope in Gateshead across to the Law Courts between the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
A couple of large Panoramas.
A handful of photos from last night. Please excuse the quality as I use a cheap camera and I could'nt take my tripod with me.
A slideshow of some of the many photgraphs I've taken taken of the Bamboo Bridge.
The Journal - Eighth Tyne bridge that can’t be crossed on foot