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Pedestrian Tyne Tunnel, Jarrow

The Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel

The first Tyne Tunnel was built to take pedestrians and cyclists under the River Tyne from Jarrow to Howden, it has the longest single section wooden escalators in the world, and they are set at quite a steep gradient. If you live in South Shields and fancy a look around North Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay whilst the weather is warm and pleasant as it is now, then can I suggest you drag that cycle out of the garage and get some exercise, you can be at your destination in under 45 minutes by using the old tunnel.

I deliberately set my camera to aperture pririty for this shot as I travelled down the escalator, I could see other cyclists coming up on the opposite side uphill, so I held the camera as steady as possible for a longish exposure to give a good sense of movement, in fact I wanted sheer speed! I think the escalators move at about 2 mph!

Camera details: Pentax K100D,  28 mm lens, 7/10 second, f11, iso 800


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Written by curly

June 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. I like it MikeM


    June 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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