Gateshead Millennium Bridge

£300.00

Image size: 254 x 355 mm

An acrylic painting on canvas of the Millennium Bridge viewed from the Tyne Bridge.

The Quayside has seen a few changes since I painted this scene looking into the early morning spring light.

Size 14″ x 10″

Description

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge Canvas Print | Prints of Newcastle – Alan Reed

This Original Painting of Gateshead Millennium Bridge Newcastle is in acrylic on Canvas. We have a few different versions of the Millennium Bridge painting  and other Newcastle prints which are always popular. Quayside Morning Mist at Newcastle Quayside and many other Originals and Prints of Newcastle are available online at alanreed.com or from Alan Reed Gallery in Ponteland.

Buy Gateshead Millennium Bridge Original Painting Newcastle is Acrylic on Canvas. A large collection of Newcastle Paintings and Prints of Grey Street, Newcastle at our Gallery in Ponteland

Our Newcastle and Northumberland Prints are all signed and Numbered and can be shipped worldwide.

Prints of Newcastle and Northumberland include Newcastle Street Scenes of Grey Street and Theatre Royal. Newcastle Football Club and the Tyne Bridges. Stunning beach scenes of Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Beadnell and stunning Northumberland towns and villages.

Limited edition watercolour prints of Northumberland Castles include Alnwick Castle, Dunstanburgh, Warkworth and Lindisfarne all available in small editions.

An acrylic painting on canvas of the Millennium Bridge viewed from the Tyne Bridge.

The Quayside has seen a few changes since I painted this scene looking into the early morning spring light.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge facts

  • Featured on a first class stamp in 2000
  • 36,000 people lined the banks of the River Tyne to watch the bridge tilt for the first time on 28 June 2001
  • Contains enough steel to make 64 double decker buses or 16 Chieftain tanks
  • Cost £22m to build
  • Each opening and closing takes four and a half minutes
  • Cleans up its own litter – anything dropped on the deck automatically rolls into special traps at each end of the bridge each time it opens
  • Can withstand a collision from a 4,000 tonne ship travelling at 4 knots
  • Has concrete foundations stretching to 30 metres, anchoring it to the river bed
  • Is powered by eight electric motors – enough power to run more than eight Ford Focus cars
  • Sits on 19,000 tonnes of concrete
  • Stretches 126 metres across the River Tyne
  • Was lowered into place by Europe’s largest floating crane – Asian Hercules II
  • The very top of the arch stands 50 metres above the River Tyne when in its normal state
  • Weighs more than 800 tonnes
  • Is adjacent to an area called Baltic Square: an open-air performance space which has been host to a number of high profile events such as the first ever Top Of The Pops outdoor event in July 2004, Orange Evolution music festival 2005.
  • Has been used in numerous television, film and media projects such as 55 Degrees North (BBC), the national football film GOAL! (GOAL Productions) and on the front cover of Bentley magazine
  • The Gateshead Millennium Bridge appeared on a pound coin from the Royal Mint in 2007, representing England

Additional information

Dimensions 355 × 254 cm

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