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How to cross newcastle - gateshead's low level bridges.

Cross Newcastle - Gateshead's Low Level Bridges.

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Before crossing the Swing Bridge be sure to check out the often overlooked plaques

Before crossing the Swing Bridge be sure to check out the often overlooked plaques

The first plaque,  Newcastle's Motto and coat of arms, Fortir Defendit Triumphans,  'Triumphing by a brave defence '.

The first plaque, Newcastle's Motto and coat of arms, Fortir Defendit Triumphans, 'Triumphing by a brave defence '.

The second plaque, 'servat vigilantia concors',  united vigilance serves to protect. Also the words 'always ready'

The second plaque, 'servat vigilantia concors', united vigilance serves to protect. Also the words 'always ready'

Once across the Bridge look back

Once across the Bridge look back

12th Century Castle Keep, 14th Century Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Moot Hall

12th Century Castle Keep, 14th Century Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Moot Hall

Take the path up to the Sage Building

Take the path up to the Sage Building

Like the Mississippi, the Tyne had Keelmen.

Like the Mississippi, the Tyne had Keelmen.

Approach the Sage Music Hall and walk through.

Approach the Sage Music Hall and walk through.

Leave the Sage from the opposite entrance.

Leave the Sage from the opposite entrance.

the 'blinking eye', Gateshead's Millennium Bridge.....

the 'blinking eye', Gateshead's Millennium Bridge.....

...has a unique 'Tilt' mechanism to let ships through...

...has a unique 'Tilt' mechanism to let ships through...

...best explored from different angles

...best explored from different angles

Walk into the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, it's free.

Walk into the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, it's free.

..take the Elevator to the 5th floor viewing gallery.. If it's after 12:00...

..take the Elevator to the 5th floor viewing gallery.. If it's after 12:00...

... go to the 6th Floor for coffee in the restaurant, great views

... go to the 6th Floor for coffee in the restaurant, great views

Leave the Baltic, cross  the bridge and look back

Leave the Baltic, cross the bridge and look back

When half way across the bridge take a picture

When half way across the bridge take a picture

Finally take a look at the Blacksmiths Finger

Finally take a look at the Blacksmiths Finger

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