Swing Bridge (Photo Spot in England)

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Swing Bridge - Photo by Paul Turner

Swing Bridge - Photo by Paul Turner

One of the industrial wonders of the Victorian age, the Swing Bridge connecting Newcastle and Gateshead was a product of the visionary engineering genius Lord Armstrong in 1876. It was designed to improve navigation and expand trade by opening the upper reaches of the river to larger ships and was the world’s largest swinging bridge. The Swing Bridge uses pressurized water to power hydraulic engines that turn the 3,000 tonne central span of the bridge. (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

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