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The Bamboo Bridge
July 2008


Part of Newcastle and Gateshead SummerTyne Festival
The temporary bridge has been built by Australian artists Bambuco. (http://www.bambuco.com.au/about/about.html)
The first six photos show the bridge under construction
The remainder were taken on the 18th July between about 10pm and 11:30pm when, according to
http://www.newcastlegateshead.com
"As nightfall descends, specially commissioned music will be heard and two riggers will climb the length of the bridge, lighting over 700 flames on the bridge until meeting in the middle. Their balletic movements silhouetted in the night sky will create a breath-taking and awe-inspiring spectacle."

 

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