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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle-Gateshead

About the Project

Project Information
  • Principal designer: Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Gifford
  • Client: Gateshead Council
  • Principal contractor: Harbour General Works Ltd
  • Contract value: £22 million
Gateshead Millennium Bridge

This is more than a bridge: it is a landmark for the North East. Its unique and elegant design has attracted visitors from around the world. Known as the 'blinking eye', the bridge provides a footpath and cycle-way linking new arts and cultural developments at Gateshead Quays on the south bank with Newcastle Quayside.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The judges said:

"This bridge has already become an architectural and engineering icon for Gateshead and Newcastle as a result of its unique movement pattern - based on the blinking of an eye. The bridge is a wonderful example of the public impact good design can have."

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