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Latitude: 54.9893 / 54°59'21"N
Longitude: -1.5895 / 1°35'22"W
OS Eastings: 426362
OS Northings: 566151
OS Grid: NZ263661
Mapcode National: GBR SSQ.KW
Mapcode Global: WHC3K.KV9J
Entry Name: Armstrong Bridge
Listing Date: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1355205
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304368
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: South Jesmond
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Jesmond Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
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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