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This is my second picture of the Tees Newport Bridge. If you want to see how this bridge looks during the day click here. My previous photo was taken from the north side therefore I put it in County Durham and this photo was captured from the south side of River Tees so that is why I upload it into County North Yorkshire. Main landmark of this area is another bridge so all other bridges regardless how interesting are like ugly ducklings next to the more famous Transporter Bridge. May be that is why this one is not even lit at night which makes it much more challenging to photograph it at the blue hour.

Opened to traffic on 1934, Tees Newport Bridge, spans the River Tees a short distance upriver from Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, linking Middlesbrough with the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson and built by local company Dorman Long, who have also been responsible for such structures as the Tyne Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge, it was the first large vertical lift bridge in Britain. The bridge was opened by the Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI). Constructed around twin 55m lifting towers, the 82m bridge span, weighing 2,700 tonnes, could be lifted by the use of two electric motors to a maximum height of 37m.

update:
emka has raised the question how is the bridge raised...
Here is the link to the article entitled The Ups and Downs of the Newport Bridge with illustration.

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