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Byker Bridge


 

The Byker Bridge is a 344.65m (1130 ft) long road bridge that carries the A193 road over the River Ouseburn in Newcastle upon Tyne. It carries traffic from the city centre and Central Motorway in the west, to the area of Byker to the east, over the lower Ouseburn valley, with the river emptying into the north side of the River Tyne, to the south.

The Bridge was opened to pedestrians on 19 October 1878, and then to carts and carriages on 27 January 1879. There was originally a half penny toll, which was withdrawn on 12th April 1895. Originally 9.15m (30ft) wide, the bridge was widened to 15.25m (50ft) in 1899, by the addition of footpaths cantilevered out from the edge of the brickwork. The deck of the bridge was rebuilt during 1985/6 with the addition of pre-stressed concrete beams on cantilevers to support both footways and new crash barriers.

It is one of three high level bridges in close proximity making the same crossing, with the Byker Metro Bridge and then the Ouseburn railway viaduct both to the north (the S shaped Metro bridge crosses over the road bridge at its eastern end).

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Ouseburn Local List 1878 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle New Bridge Street Bridges
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034788:Ouseburn Road Byker Dept of Environmental Health c.1935

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Byker Road Bridge

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Bridges

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Ouseburn Farm #1

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BYKER-BRIDGE

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Ouseburn Farm and the bridges

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View of Byker Bridge from the Ouse Burn

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Ouseburn Farm and viaducts

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Tyne and Wear HER(1945): Byker Road Bridge
- "Constructed in 1878 to overcome the need to descend and ascend the steep sides of the Lower Ouseburn Valley. A toll was charged for its use until 1895..."

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050332:Byker Bridge Byker City Engineers 1972

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016662:Byker Bridge Unknown 1968

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New Bridge Street
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New Bridge Street
- Overview History Map Street View Street View (west) New Bridge Street is a road running east from Newcastle city centre, forming part of the A193, which passes Shieldfield and Ousburn ...
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Byker Bridge Byker Metro from the air using Mavic Pro

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British Trolleybuses - Newcastle upon Tyne

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Byker Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

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025219:Byker Bridge Unknown c.1905

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1945
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