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News: CHRIS CROSSING

Transport minister Glenda Jackson has given the final go-ahead for Chris Wilkinson Architects and Gifford and Partners' Baltic Millennium Bridge. Jackson last week announced that the orders were given under the Transport and Works Act 1992, allowing construction of the bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. Planning permission for the link across the Tyne was granted in September 1997 by Gateshead Borough Council and work will complete next year.

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