The future of a busy bridge that has been closed during the long-delayed Killingworth Road roadworks is still up in the air - more than a year after a consultation on whether to shut it permanently.
Salters Bridge was closed to stop it becoming a rat run when major works began in July 2017 to widen Killingworth Road and install a new Metro bridge.
It later emerged that the bridge, between Hollywood Avenue in Gosforth and Salters Lane in Longbenton, could be closed for good when Newcastle City Council launched a public consultation on its future in October 2017.
Opinion was split amongst residents and no decision has been made as yet.
A Newcastle City Council spokesman said: "The future of Salters Bridge is yet to be decided but this would be subject to further consultation and discussions with residents.
"The over-running gas works has not only delayed the re-opening of the A189, but also further engagement with local people on this key issue which we will continue in early 2019 when Killingworth Road re-opens."
It was hoped that Killingworth Road would reopen in March 2018 but is now due to reopen in early 2019.
Salters Bridge will also reopen at the time, but this could be on a temporary basis.