Last half term we visited The Discovery Museum and took part in a workshop about the history of the bridges over The River Tyne. This really helped us with our topic, “Why is The River Tyne so important to Newcastle?”
We learned about when the bridges were built and what they were made out of.
This bridge even had houses built on it.
Some of the bridges that are still standing are over 100 years old.
We learned how hydraulics were used to move The Swing Bridge and were able to open and close the model bridge.
We turned the handle to open and close the bridge.
We even watched a video showing The Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge being built. It looked very scary building The Tyne bridge as the men did not wear safety harnesses or helmets. Did you know that The Millennium Bridge was floated down the river into position?
Mrs Harrison and Mrs Petrie were also seeing black and white. Fortunately Mrs Petrie did not have to give out a single yellow or red card.