Newcastle Past and Present

Pictures of Newcastle upon Tyne old and new as featured in the books of Geoff Phillips

Published by Books North East


The Ouseburn is a tributary of the river Tyne. The bridge nearest to the camera is the Ouseburn Metro Viaduct, completed in 1982.

Behind it, you can see the wrought iron viaduct, a nine-arch structure built between 1837 and 1839. This bridge replaced the previous wooden viaduct, although the stone pillars were retained.

You can see it more clearly in the 1964 picture, which also shows the area before the extensive clean-up operations carried out in the 1970s.
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