Tyne and Wear HER(1945): Byker Road Bridge - Details
Title of image: Byker Bridge
Description: A 1968 photograph of Byker Bridge. A double-decker bus can be seen crossing the bridge. Derelict buildings can be seen underneath and to the side of the bridge.
Additional info: Print black and white
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Bridges Collection
Accession number: NCL 016662
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Byker Road Bridge
Road Transport Site
Constructed in 1878 to overcome the need to descend and ascend the steep sides of the Lower Ouseburn Valley. A toll was charged for its use until 1895. LOCAL LIST
<< HER 1945 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 19; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p 136