Gateshead Millennium Bridge

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Telephone: 0191 433 8100


Gateshead Millennium Bridge - the world's first and only tilting bridge - is a must-see landmark in NewcastleGateshead.

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and engineered by Gifford, the bridge takes its place at the end of a line of distinguished bridges across the River Tyne, including the Tyne Bridge and Robert Stephenson's High Level Bridge.

Linking Gateshead with Newcastle via Gateshead Quays and Newcastle's Quayside, the bridge not only serves a functional purpose as the River Tyne's only foot and cycle bridge, but its grace and engineering attract people from all over the world.

Anyone travelling on a pleasure boat up the River Tyne will pass under the bridge and those watching from the banks of the river will join the thousands who enjoy the sight of the Millennium Bridge tilting on its axis.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge first tilted in June 2001 and was first opened to the public in September that year.

The very top of the arch stands 50 metres above the River Tyne when in its normal state.

For more information on tilt times and to upload your pictures of the bridge please visit the Gateshead Millennium Bridge website.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Open 1 Jan - 31st Dec 24 hrs a day - Public right of way

Telephone: 0191 433 8100


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