Ouseburn Viaduct


Ouseburn Viaduct is a railway bridge over the valley of the Ouseburn (river). It was built between 1837-1839 by John and Benjamin Green for the Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company. In 1869 the viaduct was altered to double it's width, by Thomas Elliot Harrison, for the North-Eastern Railway Company.[1] When it was first built, the viaduct was one of the earliest bridges in Britain to use the Wiebeking system of laminated wood for the lattices between the arches. When the bridge was widened in 1869, the laminated wood was replaced by iron work, which closely resembles the timber original wood lattices.[2] The viaduct is 918 feet (280 metres) long and is the sister of the Willington Dean Viaduct, built around the same time.[3] Ouseburn viaduct is still in use today and is a Grade II* listed structure. Timeline

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054107:Ouseburn Viaduct Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1960

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046465:Ouseburn Viaduct Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1910

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034789:Ouseburn Road Area, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dept of Environmental Health c.1935

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Ouseburn Viaduct Panorama

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Ouseburn Viaduct

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Ouseburn Bridges Newcastle upon Tyne

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Ouseburn Viaduct

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Winter, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Cow grazing beneath Ouseburn Viaduct, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Bridges over the Ouseburn Valley

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Viaducts, Ouseburn

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OUSEBURN VIADUCT WITH ACCOMMODATION ARCH - List Entry
- "Railway viaduct. 1837-9 by John and Benjamin Green for Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company; altered and width doubled 1869 for North-Eastern Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar with iron arches and ...

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Ouseburn Viaduct, National Railway Heritage Award plaque

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Willington Dene Viaduct
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Willington Dene Viaduct
- Overview Map Street View Willington Dene Viaduct is a railway bridge over the valley of Wallsend Burn near Willington and Wallsend. It was built between 1837-1839 by John and Benjamin Green ...
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Ouseburn Viaduct
- "....Originally a structure with timber arches on stone piers, the timber was replaced with wrought iron in 1869. It has five iron and steel spans of approx 35 m. (116 ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(4327): Ouseburn Viaduct
- "Ouseburn Viaduct is the sister viaduct of another at Willington. It is a wrought iron reconstruction of the original laminated timber structure, built by John Green in 1837-9. It is ...

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014426:Ouseburn Road Byker c.1960

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Ouseburn Bridge by Thomas Miles Richardson
- "Ouseburn Bridge, near Newcastle, built by the Newcastle and North Shields Railway in the 1830s using laminated timber arches on masonry piers, similar to the Wiebeking system used in Paris ...

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054125:Ouseburn Viaduct Newcastle upon Tyne J. W. Carmichael early 1840s

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Historical account - Willington Dene and Ouseburn Viaducts
- 1837 January 13. - "This being the day appointed for laying the foundations of the two great bridges over the Ouseburn and Willington Dean, on the line of the Newcastle ...
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Heritage award for restoration work on Newcastle's Ouseburn bridge
- The Journal, 12th April, 2014. "Work by Network Rail and Carillion Rail on the Ouseburn bridge, in Newcastle, has won a National Railway Heritage Award..."

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