NT9953 : HST on the Royal Border Bridge

taken 7 months ago, near to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

HST on the Royal Border Bridge
HST on the Royal Border Bridge
Glimpsed through one of the arches of the (newer) road bridge, a Virgin East Coast high-speed train heads towards Scotland.
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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 992 532 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.3388N 2:0.8305W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 996 528
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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