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THE EYE HAS IT: Gateshead's Millennium Bridge is the first ever bridge to be named Building of the Year in the annual competition organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and British Sky Broadcasting.

Already a local icon, the Gifford & Partners designed 'blinking eye', is also the first tilting bridge - built to allow river traffic to pass on the River Tyne below. The pedestrian bridge has already won the ICE's Robert Stephenson Award, other awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Civic Trust and was named one of the inventions of the year 2001 by Time magazine.

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