NT9953 : Royal Border Bridge

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

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Royal Border Bridge
Royal Border Bridge
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.

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.

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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 9918 5311 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.2795N 2:0.8783W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9965 5290
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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