New Ouseburn bridge is lifted into place

The Ouseburn has a new bridge. It was installed earlier today underneath Armstrong Bridge. It opens to the public later in the year.

The bridge was made by Allerton Steel Ltd of Northallerton and is already starting to rust, which is all part of the design. The red patina will echo the rust on the Angel of the North.

A whole load more pix from the installation of the bridge can be found on Flickr or, for a slide-show, click here or on the white arrow below:

Foundations in place for new bridge over the Ouseburn

The new pedestrian bridge over the Ouseburn is taking shape, with the bankside supports now in place. The bridge itself is being constructed in a metalworking factory on Tyneside and will be lowered into place soon.

The bridge will connect Benton Bank road with Coleman’s Field, with a footpath leading to Millfield House.

Fresh new look!

Jesmond Dene

This site has been uploaded with lots of fresh content and pix. The previous website for the Friends of Jesmond Dene was last updated in 2007 so a makeover was long overdue.

The site will be updated regularly. New content will be flagged up on our new Twitterfeed.

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