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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ 26362 66151


NZ 26 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE A.1058 (north side, off)

9/70 Armstrong Bridge.


Bridge over Ouseburn. 1875-78. By Sir William Armstrong and the Armstrong Works; built in consultation with the Town Improvement Committee and about £5,000 of the total £30,000 cost was provided by the town; presented to the town on completion. Wrought iron; rock-faced sandstone piers and abutments. 8 spans totalling 552 feet, from 30 to 65 feet high. Lattice girders rest on abutments and on 7 pairs of square box-section columns on stone piers. Girders and columns are on cast iron rocker bearings, and central column had sliding bearings, to allow for movement caused by mining subsidence and heat. Lattice iron parapets. Stone balustrades to abutments. Such articulated construction was next used in building footbridges over motorways. Historical note: Sir William Armstrong, later Lord Armstrong was a generous benefactor to Newcastle. Source,: Michael Bussell of Ove Arup and Partners, in Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust In Trust Issue No. 12, November, 1984.

Listing NGR: NZ2636266151


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Books and journals
'In Trust' in November, , Vol. 12, (1984)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 7 Cleveland Part 13 Durham Part 41 Tyne and Wear,


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 17 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/03605/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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