NT5734 : Bridges over the River Tweed

taken 8 years ago, near to Newstead, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Bridges over the River Tweed
Bridges over the River Tweed
The old Drygrange Bridge and the modern one that carries the A68 Edinburgh-Jedburgh road.
Drygrange Old Bridge
Built by Alexander Stevens between 1776 and 1780 to replace a ferry. The main span of 31 metres was exceptional for this date, and the arch ring itself is only about 75 cm thick at the crown. The sloping string course suggests that at some stage the bridge has been added to to create a level roadway. Listed Category A.
Drygrange Bridge (new)
Built in 1971-73 by Alexander Gibb and Partners, this is of steel box girder construction on concrete piers. It has a total length of 640 ft with a central span of 187 ft spanning the river channel from bank to bank. The curved profile of the underside of the girders is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally efficient.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 October, 2009
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Bridges > Bridges   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 575 346 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.2107N 2:40.4992W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 575 346
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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