NT7027 : Kalemouth Bridge

near to Eckford, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Kalemouth Bridge
Kalemouth Bridge
A category A listed structure, it was built circa 1825-1830 over the River Teviot and is one of the earliest carriage suspension bridges still in use. Its builder, Captain (later Sir) Samuel Brown R.N. (1776 - 1852), was a manufacturer of chain cabling, having patented his iron bar links in 1817. Brown had earlier (1819-20) built another suspension bridge, the Union Bridge (linking Scotland and England) some 23 miles (37 km) to the east, over the River Tweed near Paxton (Berwickshire) NT9351.

The bridge, of wrought iron construction with a timber deck (somewhat overlain by necessary late 20th century repairs), has a span of 58.9m (186 ft) and a width of 2.6m (8 ft 8 ins) between the suspension points. The chains are suspended from elegant pyramidal stone towers. The bridge is still in use for motorised traffic, albeit with a 3 ton limit.
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2012
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Thursday, 2 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 4 August, 2012
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7082 2745 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.3932N 2:27.8362W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 70798 27496
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