NT9952 : Berwick upon Tweed harbour

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

Berwick upon Tweed harbour
Berwick upon Tweed harbour
MV Priscilla in dock; All three of Berwick's bridges are visible in the background.
Royal Border Bridge :: NT9953

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.

Royal Tweed Bridge

Built in the 1920s to divert traffic off the older Berwick Bridge across the River Tweed. It is a reinforced concrete bridge. Until the bypass was built in the 1980s it carried the A1. Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link

Berwick Bridge

The present bridge dates from 1624 and is the fourth to have stood on this location. Two of the previous structures were destroyed by flooding and one by an English attack. The bridge is 355 metres long and was the original route of the A1, before the construction of the Royal Tweed Bridge in the 1920s. The bridge is a Grade I listed structure. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 January, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Harbour 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9959 5241 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:45.9022N 2:0.4861W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9974 5214
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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