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Ouseburn Viaduct with Accommodation Arch, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Ouseburn Viaduct with Accommodation Arch

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 November 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 304882

OS Grid Reference: NZ2614664720
OS Grid Coordinates: 426146, 564720
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9764, -1.5930

Location: A193, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 1TZ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE2 1TZ

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Listing Text

12/534 Ouseburn viaduct with
12.11.65 accommodation arch
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 superstructure (added in 1869 when original
laminated timber arches were removed).
T-section iron lattices between arches and railway bed girders, which are also
supported by masonry. Sloped copings to buttressed piers and abutments. Ashlar skew
arch over Stepney Road. Historical note: one of the earliest bridges constructed in
Britain using the Wiebeking system of laminated wood; the present iron work closely
resembles the timber original.

Listing NGR: NZ2614664720

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Source: English Heritage

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