The Iron Bridge

The historic Iron Bridge within the grounds of Cragside was re-opened in 2009 for the first time in nearly 30 years.  The 19th century bridge spans the Debdon Burn and until that time the grade II listed bridge had been closed due to safety concerns.

It is now possible for visitors to walk across the bridge, providing magnificent views of the house and rock garden along with views of the Debdon valley with its waterfalls.

The bridge was manufactured in the Elswick Works and transported in bits to Cragside where it was constructed in situ. The bridge was designed by the owner of the estate, Lord Armstrong, who wished to provide walking access from the house to the formal gardens.

The Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 18th 2014

8 Responses to “Cragside – The Iron Bridge”

  1. Lovely (was “too short” to be acceptable, so I shall repeat… Lovely).

    Silly software though.

    • CherryPie says:

      I find the bridge impressive. Each time visit I am stunned by its beauty and the way it links the house to the formal garden. The idea was inspired…

  2. rusty duck says:

    It is very impressive. And beats the couple of wooden planks I have over a stream in my garden..

  3. Ginnie says:

    I tried commenting here yesterday, Cherry, to no avail, so I’m glad things seem to be working today. :) This reminds me of the iron bridge we saw at our last Shutterchance meet-up. So many memories. But can you imagine having your own persoanl bridge like this???

    • CherryPie says:

      My blog was poorly yesterday, a bit like my car earlier this week! I got both of them fixed ;-)

      This bridge also reminds me of ‘The Ironbridge’ :-)

  4. Astrid says:

    I had the same as Ginnie, so I went back to your post and saw this is another Iron Bridge. What a great photo opp here. I am glad you got your car fixed.
    Wonderful pictures.