NT9953 : Royal Border Bridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

This is 1 of 46 images, with title Royal Border Bridge in this square
Royal Border Bridge
Royal Border Bridge
River Tweed

The River Tweed is 97 miles long and flows generally west to east through the Scottish borders. It rises at Tweedsmuir and passes through small towns like Peebles, Selkirk, Melrose, Galashields and Kelso, before entering the North Sea at Berwick on Tweed.

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 and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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NT9953, 861 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9921 5316 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.3065N 2:0.8496W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9924 5340
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