Armstrong Bridge

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

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge


See also:
Armstrong Bridge Structure Details
Older photos of Armstrong Bridge

7 comments:

this too will pass said...

used to walk across this bridge to school; great Blog, keep up the good work

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks. :)
I'm going to guess we went to the same school although maybe at a different time.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog. I moved to Heaton for my final year and have just discovered Heaton and Armstrong Park's and I'm looking forward to visiting the craft market on this bridge sometime in the near future. Keep up the good work!

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks.
Also, a little further on is Jesmond Dene and Paddy Freemans Park which are also well worth a visit.
Enjoy your stay. :)

DAVID HINGE said...

What ever happened to the paintings etc on Sundays?? I ran it for so many years..................

DAVID HINGE said...

I started the art show on the bridge many many years ago. We used to get comments such as "Wor bloody dog can do better than that!!!!"
Regards to all
David Hinge

ILuvNUFC said...

Cheers David.
I hav'nt been there on a sunday morning for a number of years now so can't say what is for sale there now. I will get there some time this summer and take a few photos.