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I have mentioned before that North East England is a great place for people who like photographing bridges. There are already two photos of bridges from this area in my TE gallery. This is the third one. You can see here the Tees Newport Bridge.
I had a problem selecting the location here. While taking this photo I was in County Durham but across the River Tees there is already County North Yorkshire. Region I live in, called Teesside, is rarely marked in guidebooks so it is a real challenge to travel locally here as the charming places like this are hard to find. Quite often I have to rely on the word of mouth or have my eyes wide open.

Opened to traffic on 1934, Tees Newport Bridge, spans the River Tees a short distance upriver from Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, linking Middlesbrough with the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson and built by local company Dorman Long, who have also been responsible for such structures as the Tyne Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge, it was the first large vertical lift bridge in Britain. The bridge was opened by the Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI). Constructed around twin 55m lifting towers, the 82m bridge span, weighing 2,700 tonnes, could be lifted by the use of two electric motors to a maximum height of 37m.

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