On Monday last week, i had my first visit to the Infinity Bridge, Teeside. I had a little meetup with some fellow photography friends and had a lovely evening awaiting sundown for some low light shooting with the bridge Illuminated.
The Infinity Bridge is a public pedestrian and cycle footbridge across the River Tees in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in the north-east of England. The bridge is situated one kilometre downriver of Stockton town centre, between the Princess of Wales and the Tees Barage and it links with Teeside Park on the south bank of the Tees.
A special feature is made of the way the bridge is lit at night. This lighting scheme was designed by Speirs and Major Associates who also designed the lighting for the Burj Al-Arab. At night the bridge handrail and footway are lit with designer blue and white LED lighting built into the handrail that changes colour as users cross. Attached to the steel cable ties are white metal-halide up-lighters to illuminate the white painted bridge arches, and blue LED down-lighters to illuminate the water and ground surfaces immediately below the deck. At night from certain viewing angles when the river surface is flat calm, the twin arches together with their reflection in the river appear as an infinity symbol ∞, and it is this effect that inspired its name.
The bridge was officially opened on 14 May 2009 and opened to the public two days later.
I am sure to re-visit the Infinity once again soon to be able to get different angles and different lighting conditions which is sure to become one of my favourite places to re-visit.