New Bridge Street


New Bridge Street is a road running east from Newcastle city centre, forming part of the A193, which passes Shieldfield and Ousburn and on to Byker. The street is now cut in half by the A167(M) central motorway, which was opened in 1975, and a section of New Bridge Street in the city centre is pedestrianised, west of the junction with John Dobson Street. The original Central Library building of 1881 was located on New Bridge Street, but demolished in 1967 to make way for the building of John Dobson Street, which opened in 1970.

See the Visual Timeline of New Bridge Street, starting with the 'New Bridge' of 1812.

The section of the road in the city centre is called New Bridge Street West, which runs on from Blackett Street, starting at the junction with Northumberland Street and Pilgrim Street. After the junction with John Dobson Street the pedestrianised section of New Bridge Street has the Blue Carpet square, where there are some notable buildings, including the Laing Art Gallery (1904), John Dobson's House (1825), and the former Lying-in Hospital (1826). East of the A167(M) New Bridge Street runs from near Manors metro station, Shieldfield and on towards Byker. Along the street are St Dominic's Priory Church (1887) and the former Gibson Street Baths (1907), both listed buildings.

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Former Lying-in Hospital

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Old Newcastle Library, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Gibson Street Baths, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1908

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003983:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1900

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015307:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1966

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025338:New Bridge Street Central Newcastle Upon Tyne City Engineers 1970

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063285:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1996

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045242:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1970

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043693:New Bridge Street/Northumberland Street/Blackett Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1968

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054770:New Bridge Street West/Blackett Street/Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers c.1988

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015322:Chest Clinic New Bridge Street/Falconer Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1966

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063276:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1996

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063283:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1996

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051215:Advertisements on John Dobson's House, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne,1911

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024340:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne C. 1900

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021157:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1971

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014318:BBC Broadcasting Centre New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1964

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715816:New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Signey J. 1966

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061112:Newcastle Building Society New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Ermel Trevor 1995

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054547:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1967

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022817:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Hope William c.1900

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011816:Unitarian Churches New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1850

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053397:New and Old Central Libraries New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1968

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054167:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Allan James 1968

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022862:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne pre 1897

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Newcastle Central Library
- Building of the Free Library (later known as Central Library) on New Bridge Street began in 1881; the medieval Carliol Tower was demolished to make way for the library. In turn ...
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New Bridge Street and Blue Carpet Square

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Blue Carpet by Thomas Heatherwick
- Overview About the Blue Carpet Map Street View Blue Carpet is a work by Thomas Heatherwick, located next to the Laing Art Gallery, off John Dobson Street in Newcastle. It ...
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027048:New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne C.1912

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Tor077, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne c1966

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015684:New Bridge street Newcastle -upon-Tyne 1966

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048239:Fire New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1965

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015324:The Blyth and Tyne, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1966

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023447:The Dispensary New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1975

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010414:New Bridge Street Goods Station Newcastle upon Tyne C. 1930

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015323:The Portland New Bridge Street Unknown 1966

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Pearl Assurance Building, Northumberland Street
- Overview Map Street View The Pearl is a eight story office building located on the corner of Northumberland Street and New Bridge Street in Newcastle. The Peal Assurance Building was ...
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St Dominic's Priory Church
- Overview Map Street View St. Dominic's Priory Church is a Roman Catholic church located on New Bridge Street / Red Barns, in Newcastle. The church, by Dunn and Hansom, has ...
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044275:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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Church of St. Peter, Newcastle
- St. Peter's was a gothic style church, designed by John Dobson, on Oxford Street and New Bridge Street in Newcastle. The church was built from 1840 to 1843. It was later given ...

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