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TYNE OF YOUR LIFE

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Opening of the world's first rotating footbridge later this month - the Millennium footbridge across the River Tyne at Gateshead - will be celebrated with a high tech light show and riverside concert on 14 September. The following night another special celebratory concert will by linked live to the BBC's Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The new £16M curved cabled stayed bridge was built by Harbour & General for Gateshead Council and tilts to create 25m headroom for shipping. Consultant was Gifford & Partners with architect Wilkinson Eyre.

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