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.