NZ2664 : Crawford's Bridge, Ouseburn

taken 14 years ago, near to Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Crawford's Bridge, Ouseburn
Crawford's Bridge, Ouseburn
On the right is the oldest of the surviving bridges which cross the lower Ouseburn, built in the early to mid-C18th. The name derives from Thomas Crawford, a former pitman, local property owner and publican of the Lorraine Arms, a pub that stood near the north end of the bridge (closed in 1905).
Tyne and Wear HER (1946): Ouseburn, Crawford's Bridge LinkExternal link

High above the valley are the Metro Bridge and Byker Road Bridge.

The area beside the Ouse Burn north of its junction with the River Tyne was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Newcastle and was once home to many thriving (and very dirty) heavy crafts and industries. It fell into disuse and dereliction by the mid-twentieth century. The incarnation of the Valley in 1996 as a cultural regeneration hotspot was initiated by the Ouseburn Trust, in partnership with the local authority. The Trust remains a landlord and developer in the Ouseburn, and seeks to involve people in the heritage and regeneration of the area through its programme of free walks, talks and volunteering activities.

The river was previously tidal from roughly below Byker Bridge, revealing dark mud at low tide. The Ouseburn tidal barrage at the river mouth, which was completed in 2009, now retains high water in the Ouseburn at low tide, with the objective of providing a pleasanter environment alongside its banks at low tide, thus promoting development.

Tyne and Wear HER(11417): Ouseburn, Lower Ouseburn Valley Conservation Area LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
Ouseburn Trust: LinkExternal link
Ouseburn Walk: LinkExternal link
National Trail Lower Ouseburn Walk: LinkExternal link
Old Ouseburn pubs LinkExternal link
Ouseburn's Industrial Past LinkExternal link

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Category: Bridge
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Road Bridge [31] · Ouseburn Valley [30] · Byker Metro [27] · Closed [22] · North [22] · Pub [22] ·
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 28 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 March, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2622 6466 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5520N 1:35.5140W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2621 6466
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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