At the time of its construction Armstrong Bridge probably unique in that it was designed to cope with any problems caused by the subsidence of nearby mines.
It was designed and built by Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co who began construction in 1876 and finished 2 years later in 1878. The bridge provided a high level roadway over the Ouseburn river and Jesmond Dene connecting the suburbs of Heaton and Jesmond. It was pedestrianised in either 1960 or 1963 and substantially repaired in 1983 not long after it had won a reprieve from demolition.
The bridge plays host to a craft market every sunday morning but at the moment there are no photos of the market on here as I am always too busy taking my son to play football for his team Heaton Hawks on sundays. I'll make it down there on a sunday morning one day in the future.
Armstrong Bridge Structure Details
Older photos of Armstrong Bridge