NZ2666 : Armstrong Bridge, Jesmond Dene

taken 9 years ago, near to Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Armstrong Bridge, Jesmond Dene
Armstrong Bridge, Jesmond Dene
Armstrong Bridge was constructed 1875-78 for the citizens of Newcastle by Sir William Armstrong, and Messrs. WE Jackson, masons.
The wrought iron girders and columns are set on cast iron rocker bearings, and the central column has sliding bearings, to allow for movement caused by mining subsidence and heat. Such articulated construction was next used in building motorway footbridges.
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Jesmond Dene
Jesmond Dene is a public park in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne NZ2666 : Playing in the dene. It occupies the narrow steep-sided valley of a small stream known as the Ouse Burn NZ2666 : Jesmond Dene
The park was first laid out by Sir William George Armstrong (Lord Armstrong) LinkExternal link who lived with his wife in Jesmond Dene House in the 1860s (to the west of the Dene) NZ2567 : Jesmond Dene House...NZ2567 : Jesmond Dene House
They landscaped and improved land that was bought within the Dene. The design was intended to reflect a rural setting within the city, with woodland, crags, waterfalls, pools, grottos and romantic ruins NZ2567 : The waterfall in Jesmond Dene.
In 1860, local architect, John Dobson, was commissioned to design a banqueting hall in the Dene NZ2666 : The Banqueting Hall On Jesmond Dene Road NZ2666 : Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall
Jesmond Dene is now owned by Newcastle City Council and contains a free-entry petting zoo known as "Pets' Corner", which has been a popular family attraction since the 1960s.
The iron-constructed, Armstrong Bridge, spans the south end of the Dene, is now closed to traffic, and is host to a crafts fair every Sunday morning NZ2666 : Under the Bridge
Based on the Wikipedia entry LinkExternal link
Other sources:
Sitelines: LinkExternal link
History of Jesmond Dene: LinkExternal link
Jesmond Dene Old Mill: LinkExternal link
Jesmond Dene by Timmonet: LinkExternal link
Walk in Jesmond Dene: LinkExternal link
Old postcards of the Jesmond Dene LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 September, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2636 6614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.3495N 1:35.3746W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2639 6612
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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