The historic pedestrian and cyclist Tyne Tunnels, which have been closed for nearly six years of refurbishment, are nearing completion.
The tunnels were closed in 2013 for restoration that was expected to cost £4 million.
Complications have seen the work take 5 years longer than planned and costs escalate to £16 million.
Now, the tunnels are almost ready to be re-opened.
Julia Barthram has been to take a look...