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Burn Closes Bridge (1913 - 2008)


The original Burn Closes Bridge was a reinforced concrete bridge, built in 1913, carrying St Peter's Road over Willington Dene (the lower part of the valley formed by Wallsend Burn). It was the last surviving example of an early ferro-concrete bridge in Tyne & Wear (had been Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England), until it was demolished in 2008.[1] The replacement Burn Closes Bridge opened in 2009.

Burn Closes Bridge 1913 Delisted Demolished Wallsend Burn
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ACC 35046 Burn Closes

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Day 1 pic 1 of the Burn Closes Bridge demolition

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Tearing into the old pathway

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Demolition of old 'Burn Closes Bridge' in Wallsend 2008

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Demolition of the Burn Bridge

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full length view with a piece of the Burns Close bridge missing

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Day 3 Burn Closes Bridge - A second section is slowly nibbled away

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Geordie Digger makes short work of the bridge foundations

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Burn Close Bridge Has Fallen Down pic 2

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Mountain of Rubble End Of Day 3

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Tyne and Wear HER(1948): Wallsend, St. Peter's Road, Burn Closes Bridge
- "A reinforced concrete bridge of c.1913 spanning Willington Dene. Five trestles and curved abutments support the road deck. The only early ferro-concrete bridge in Tyne & Wear. Was LISTED GRADE ...

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