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Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Armstrong Bridge
associated engineer
Sir W. G. Armstrong & Co.
date  1876 - 1878
era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NZ262661
photo  Jane Joyce
Armstrong Bridge was unique in its time, as it was designed to overcome subsidence problems arising from local mining in the Ouseburn Valley and Jesmond Dene. It crosses the River Ouseburn and connects the Newcastle suburbs of Heaton and Jesmond.
The bridge is cross braced with adjustable wrought iron ties. It was built at the Elswick works of Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co., its designer. Following the bridge’s opening in 1878, Sir William Armstrong donated it to the people of Newcastle.
In 1963, the bridge was closed to road traffic and pedestrianised. It has been the location for a Sunday market since that date. In 1983 the bridge underwent a programme of substantial repairs.
Research: ECPK
bibliography
www.n-e-life.com
www.newcastlecommunityheritage.org
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Armstrong Bridge