My visit to Newcastle to see the bridges over the River Tyne at the start of this month was cut short due to the searing heat of the English summer. So I returned yesterday on my Honda CBF250 to complete the tour in "fresher" weather. This is a 300 mile round trip and about as far as I'd want to go on a 250 in a day.
The Gateshead Millenium Bridge from the Tyne Bridge. This bridge opens to allow the passage of shipping. There a guy rode a bike over it while it was open. video
The Swing Bridge & High Level Bridge
The Swing Bridge & Tyne Bridge
The High Level Bridge seen across the roofs of the city.
Cast ironwork of the High Level Bridge
The Metro Bridge for the Tyne & Wear light railway system.
The New Castle that gives the city its name. "New" in the sense that it built in the late 12th century. (plus a bit of a railway bridge)
You're never far from a drink on Tyneside - the Central in Gateshead. (and more bridges! this area must have more bridges per square mile than anywhere on earth)
The last bridge in the city - the New Redheugh Bridge
It's lashing with rain, I'm 150 miles from home and I didn't bring waterproofs. Luckily it was a passing shower.
The CBF at Hadrian's wall on the way home