Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,
I am interested in the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. I understand that when someone operating a boat needs it to tilt so that they can pass under it, this occurs without charge. Wikipedia states that the bridge is very energy efficient, and tilting it only costs £3.60. Is this figure (still) accurate? How much energy does it take to tilt the bridge to allow boats to pass under it?
Dear Mr Edgeler
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What do they know
Dear Mr Edgeler
Subject: Freedom of Information - Street Scene - Gateshead Council
I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 23 April 2017.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:
I am interested in the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. I understand that when
someone operating a boat needs it to tilt so that they can pass under it,
this occurs without charge.
Wikipedia states that the bridge is very energy efficient, and tilting it
only costs £3.60. Is this figure (still) accurate? How much energy does it
take to tilt the bridge to allow boats to pass under it?
It currently costs approx. £3.96 to tilt the bridge.
Each opening or closing will take about four and a half minutes.
It is powered by 8 electric motors totalling 440 kilowatts.
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