Gateshead Millennium Bridge timeline
Details below show the timeline from the launch of the design competition to the opening of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
It was to take five years before the Gateshead Millennium Bridge was complete and the public could finally walk over this amazing example of cutting edge engineering.
Design competition launched
Winning design announced. Detailed design work begins
Construction work begins
Asian Hercules transports bridge 6 miles from Wallsend
Opening mechanism used for the first time
Bridge opens to public
The Queen officially opens Gateshead Millennium Bridge
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