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Old August 29th, 2015, 11:05 AM   #601
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Yes and only one other place in England with the same number of bridge crossings
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Tyne Bridge banner up as Great North Run countdown gets underway

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Tyne Bridge banner up as Great North Run countdown gets underway
30 August 2015 By Craig Thompson



The countdown is officially underway to this yearís Great North Run after the raceís banner was unveiled on the Tyne Bridge.

Tens of thousands of runners from across the world are getting in some last minute training for this yearís half marathon between Newcastle and South Shields on Sunday, September 13.

Double Olympic and newly crowned World champion Mo Farah is to return to Tyneside to defend the menís crown. The home-town hero of London 2012 and last weekís Beijing World Championships will join thousands of other professional and fun runners for the annual race. Farah will be attempting to become only the second British runner to win the elite menís race for a second time in the Morrisons Great North Run.

This yearís elite menís field will include several notable international entrants: 2014 London Marathon runner up Stanley Biwott of Kenya; South African Stephen Mokoka, winner of the 2014 Great Scottish Run; former Pan American Games 5000m champion Juan Luis Barrios of Mexico; and Japanís Masato Kikuchi, who finished 18th in last yearís World Half Marathon Championship race. Further British interest will be supplied by Scot Callum Hawkins, who was fifth in the Under 23 race at the European Cross Country Championships in Samakov, Bulgaria, last December.

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Tyne Bridge is in a bit of a state isn't it? Does anyone know when its due a repaint?
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Calls for the the iconic Tyne Bridge to be given a facelift as it starts to look a bit shabby

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Discussed back in October 2014 - so just add a year to when it was last painted

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Calls for the the iconic Tyne Bridge to be given a facelift as it starts to look a bit shabby
Oct 12, 2014 08:00 By Craig Thompson



It is the symbol of the North and recognised across the world . . . but is the Tyne Bridge in need of a facelift?

The North Eastís most recognisable landmark has not been painted in almost 15 years, and is not scheduled for a touch up for at least another two. But, as our photographs show, the iconic structure is looking a little bit the worse for wear, with large sections of paint missing and a covering of bird droppings.

Itís unclear when the bridge will next see a lick of paint, although Newcastle City Council today said a paint job has been pencilled into their 2017/18 budget. However, some visitors crossing the bridge this weekend say improvement works are needed a lot sooner.

Bobbie Greenfield, 60, retired, of Hebburn, said: ďJust a few weeks ago the Great North Run sign was up there and the bridge looked glorious on the TV. But when you get up close, you can see itís not looking quite so healthy Because itís such a symbol of the area, Iíd like to see it as well looked after as it possibly could be.Ē

The bridge cost around £66,000 to repaint in 1976, but 10 times that in 1985, and £1.9m in 2000.

Read more and see image gallery @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...-given-7916678

Here are some of my images from 2000 of the New Tyne Bridge receiving its last makeover:




















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Why is it blue / green in colour and not red?
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The Tyne bridge. It used to be blue and Green with redder the hand rails.
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