Norham Road Bridge is to be demolished this weekend (1- 3 July).
It is part of the third and final phase of the £7.2m A1058 Coast Road Improvement Scheme.
The project involves replacing Norham Road Bridge with a new four-lane bridge – the scheme is due for completion in spring 2018.
An important milestone will be reached when work to demolish most of the old bridge gets underway at 8pm on Saturday (1 July), with completion expected by 6am on Monday (3 July).
During this time the Coast Road will be closed beneath the bridge and traffic will be diverted up and down the slip roads in either direction.
The footpath across the bridge will also have to be closed while the demolition takes place.
A safe diversion will be in place where pedestrians and cyclists will need to walk or cycle through the underpass near the Billy Mill junction to cross the Coast Road.
North Tyneside Council appreciates that this diversion is lengthy and may cause some inconvenience.
The demolition work will be noisy and the council wishes to apologise to residents living nearby for any disruption and inconvenience caused to them over the weekend.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The council is actively discouraging members of the public from travelling to the area around the bridge to witness the demolition: this is a major industrial site with heavy plant and machinery in use and there is no provision for safe viewing by sightseers.
The demolition work will be carried out by contractors Sisk Lagan JV.