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Category:Ouseburn Viaduct

Object location54° 58′ 34.82″ N, 1° 35′ 36.1″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth - Proximityramainfo Edit coordinates on Wikidata
English: The Ouseburn Viaduct is a Grade II* listed 280m long 4 track railway bridge that carries the East Coast Main Line over the River Ouseburn in Newcastle upon Tyne. It carries the line from the city centre to 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, around 500m to the south.


Designed by John and Benjamin Green, it consists of five 35m spans, rising to 33m above the ground. It opened on 18th June 1839 as part of the Newcastle and North Shields Railway. Originally made from timber arches on top of stone piers, between 1867-9 the timber was replaced by wrought iron. Originally a two track line, in 1887 the width was doubled to four tracks through the construction of an identical viaduct alongside the original.


It is one of three high level bridges in close proximity making the same crossing, with the Byker Metro Bridge and then the Byker road bridge both to the south of it.
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Location Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, North East England, England, UK
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  • Ouseburn Valley
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54° 58′ 35.04″ N, 1° 35′ 34.98″ W
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