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Burns Closes Bridge


On a wander I came across this bridge in Wallsend Burn. It is now shut to traffic but is still open for the public to cross for now although for it is only a matter of time according to this article in the Evening Chronicle icNewcastle - Bridge is to come down. I took a few photos as I was amazed that the bridge was still able to be crossed even on foot as it looks very unstable.




August 2006







Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge





February 2007: A story from The Journal .

Bidding will start shortly for a new £4.2m bridge to replace the existing 100-year-old Burn Close bridge across Wallsend Dene, North Tyneside.

It is anticipated that the bridge, which is currently only able to carry pedestrian and cyclist traffic, will be demolished in April next year and that the new one will be completed by March the following year.

Options are currently being considered to minimise disruption to pedestrians and cyclists while the new bridge is being built. This includes possible installation of new foot and cycle paths with lighting, temporary staircases and a dedicated early working morning and evening free shuttle bus service.



March 2008: Work under way on new £4m bridge



June 2008

Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge





September 2008

Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge





November 2008

Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge





March 2009

Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge






April 2009

The new bridge is now open to traffic

Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge


Burns Close Bridge





Here is a slideshow from YouTube of the demolition.




More photos of the demolition here Monkchester - Demolition of Burn Closes Bridge.




5 comments:

Steve E. said...

North Tyneside Council are attempting to raise funds to have the bridge preserved - more than likely on the basis that it will be for foot traffic as opposed to vehicular.

ILuvNUFC said...

It's going to take some work and money to save that bridge. If you hav'nt seen it you should take the opportunity, quickly, as it seems to be sinking by the month!

Anonymous said...

I lived not far from the bridge. Its a part of my life and memories of Wallsend. I feel sad that it is in such a poor state. It must mean a longer journey for people to get to Holy Cross from Wallsend when it is closed to traffic.

G.E said...

just noticed the video is not working here's the new link for you :) you have a great site by the way

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8ZMuAMUZI

G.E

ILuvNUFC said...

Thank you very much, the video is fixed now.

And thanks for your kind words. :)