What was once the Teesdale Boulevard, I see its now the Council of Europe Boulevard, ( who thinks of these names ?!) crosses the river on this bridge, known as Princess of Wales Bridge.
This, and the Infinity Bridge behind it, are spanning the River Tees, the flow of which is being restrained by the Tees Barrage in the far distance.
This barrage has created a permanent high water level on what was 11 miles of tidal river, as far as the town of Yarm.
The Barrage at the time of its build was the biggest civil engineering project in England.
Most of the development in this photo was the outcome, amongst much else, of Margeret Thatcher's Walk in the Wilderness.
For more pictorial information on this river look here
Location of P.O.V. here.
It is interesting to see the satellite images were taken when the Infinity Bridge was in build , although Street View shows it complete.
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Schnappilic (9690) 2011-05-17 9:24
I like your picture with interesting composition and best quality. Well done!
All the best,
mkamionka (35964) 2012-05-07 2:47
I had walked this bridge yesterday :) I thought about photographing all Teesside bridges but I changed my mind. Similarly once I wanted to photograph all Dublin's churches and I realized that some of them are pretty ugly so it will spoil my gallery :) Same here. This bridge is interesting to connoisseurs only, hence just 2 points so far even if the photo is lovely. Taking it into account you did a great job here presenting it. The clouds make a nice contribution, the river has also a nice dark blue color (as opposed to brown in my photo of Newport Bridge). You have also picked a point which allows seeing the year inscription. Great clarity which allows a glimpse into the Infinity Bridge and even Barrage.
That is the problem which I encounter quite often,
My newly uploaded photo will have it too: I know what people like but somehow there are things which I would like to share anyway.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-02
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM, B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-17 9:08