NT9351 : Union Chain Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Loanend, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Union Chain Bridge
Union Chain Bridge
Photograph taken from the point at which part of the road collapsed after heavy rain, taking large trees down into the River Tweed. This view was not possible before then.
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.
Union Chain Bridge
This chain-link bridge (as distinct from a cable suspension bridge) was built in 1819-20 by Capt. S. Brown R.N. at a cost of 5000. When it was built this was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The deck is of iron girders with a wooden roadway.

The English side of the bridge is listed grade 1 (list entry number 1042214) and a Scheduled Ancient Monument; the Scottish side is listed category A (reference 13645).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9338 5101 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:45.1447N 2:6.4221W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9351 5060
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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