Photographer's Note

In winter many of TrekEarth members reach into their photo archives and so did I, it showing previously few photos from Abu Simbel. But it is always a great feeling to be able to share something freshly photographed.
This is a photo from my first walk with camera this year. The light was brilliant but I knew it will not last so I have chosen the subject which I was very close to: the Tees Newport Bridge. I have several photos of this bridge here so I created a theme dedicated to it, to gather all the photos in one place. In particular HERE is the photo from the same point of view but before the bridge was painted. As you see the bridge colors have changed since and the color of the river is quite different too.

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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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5571 W: 104 N: 14285] (56819)
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