Monday, 7 December 2015

Inside Tyne Bridge Tower

Ever wondered what's inside the Tyne Bridge. Answer a mess of steel. A few years ago as part of a project for students at the University of Teesside I got the chance to have a look around. Above is a view looking down toward the doors.
and on the ground the usual pigeon crap. The tower is a stone clad steel framed box although it looks like M C Escher designed the frame as some sort of puzzle picture.
Not good architecture in todays terms as not honest to materials nor structure and the external appearance bears no relation to the internal form but who cares. It has become iconic and makes a good nesting platform for Kittiwakes assuming the madmen next door don't get their way.

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