NT9953 : Plaque on Royal Border Bridge

taken 3 years ago, near to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, Great Britain

Plaque on Royal Border Bridge
Plaque on Royal Border Bridge
The plaque commemorating the opening of the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick upon Tweed built by Robert Stephenson and opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. Taken from the end of the platform in Berwick station.
Royal Border Bridge
Royal Border Bridge spans the River Tweed between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth. It is a Grade I listed railway viaduct LinkExternal link built between 1847 and 1850, when it was opened by Queen Victoria. The engineer who designed it was Robert Stephenson (son of George Stephenson). It was built for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway and is still in regular use today, as part of the East Coast Main Line.
The bridge is 659 metres long. It has 28 arches, constructed of brick but faced with stone.
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Berwick-Upon-Tweed Station
Berwick Station opened in 1847, it is located on the East Coast Main Line. It is the most northerly station in England.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9935 5335 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.4089N 2:0.7158W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9937 5337
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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