Repair work is set to be carried out on a footbridge which was hit by a heavy goods vehicle, leading to fears it could collapse.
Roads were closed for more than three hours after the bridge was struck before partial diversions were put in place.
Gateshead Council told ITV News Tyne Tees engineers were set to start repairs on Thursday afternoon.
There is more frustration for motorists using the A1 with bridge repairs causing huge tailbacks.
One lane of the A1 will continue to be closed going north for the rest of the week while work is carried out on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct.
It comes just three weeks after major roadworks on the western bypass came to an end after taking two years to complete.
Staff at this office in Gateshead say they are frustrated:
Thousands of starlings have been gathering over Shibdon Pond in Blaydon to perform this stunning aerial display.
The large numbers seen in this country in the autumn and winter are not just local birds, but supplemented by millions that arrive from continental Europe.
And in case you didn't know, a group of starlings is known as a 'murmuration'.
Five vehicles have been involved in a road traffic collision in Blaydon. It is not thought that anyone involved has been seriously injured, though fire crews are cutting one person free from a car.
People are advised to avoid the area due to delays - one Southbound lane on Chain Bridge road is closed.
The A695 Crawcrook Bypass is closed both ways due to overturned lorry between Greenside Road Roundabout and B6315 Woodside Lane.
A lorry has overturned on the North East corner of the roundabout. This will affect traffic between Prudhoe and Blaydon.
A seven-year-old boy who had been reported missing in Blaydon has been found.
Police have confirmed that Joe Coxon is safe and well.
David Anderson has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Blaydon.
The A695 Chain Bridge Road is closed westbound because of a burst water main between A69 and B6317 Chainbridge Road.
It is shut heading from the river towards Blaydon.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a Gateshead supermarket.
It happened at around 8.15 this morning (Wednesday 17 December) at the Morrisons supermarket in The Precinct in Blaydon. It is thought that two men stole a cash box from a security guard driver outside an ATM machine. One of the men was armed with a handgun, the other with a cosh.
One of the men was wearing high visibility trousers and a woollen hat. The second was wearing a dark-coloured balaclava and a light-coloured top.
No one was injured during the robbery but staff were shocked.
Police are asking for members of the public to contact them with relevant information. Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.