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Old April 6th, 2014, 08:28 PM   #381
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Glass up the sides of the road, leaving the walkway on each side open as they are, then use the inside to host events. Maybe put in some exhibits about the river's history and the history of quayside etc.

Then when there isn't an event, just use it as an enclosed public space. Maybe have a small coffee shop in it, a small bookshop perhaps. Something that gives the bridge a year-round use for the public. A garden on the top would be pretty cold and windy at times, so having public space underneath too would make it a really good place to visit all the time.
So, not just a linear park but a kind of 'cultural bridge' which in a way could turn the metaphorical into something tangible. Maybe this is just the thing to get more people across to Gateshead and more confidence for investment in the town centre, as well a that part of Newcastle.

I sense an 'open source' generated concept in the making.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 08:56 PM   #382
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Swing Bridge over Tyne getting a repaint, status on 13/04/14

Following up on posts of recent days (this thread post #367 onwards) about the scaffolding at mid point of the bridge these pictures by myself Sunday 13/04/14 from various locations in period approx 1130 - 1145 explain the situation

Pyeroy Ltd (from Dunston) are doing a "repaint" of the Swing Bridge however they are not doing the work to the same specification as they recently carried out on the Forth Rail Bridge - "everything going back to bright metal"

Assume that the grey paint is primer/undercoat - wonder whether the same red finish colour as now is to be applied as finish coat?

















Looking at the "woodwork" it seems that some maintenance work is needed in the future





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Old April 15th, 2014, 10:41 AM   #383
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They need to place a revised height limit sign on the swing bridge with the scaffolding now reducing the distance.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #384
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They need to place a revised height limit sign on the swing bridge with the scaffolding now reducing the distance.
That could cause a problem as some high sided vehicles do cross the Swing Bridge.

Some shots taken last night from the High Level Bridge of the ongoing paint work being carried out of the Swing Bridge.








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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:15 PM   #385
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I've sent an email to NCC and Pyeroy just in case. It would be a right mess if someone was to hit it.
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