NT9953 : Berwick's three bridges

taken 4 years ago, near to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

Berwick's three bridges
Berwick's three bridges
The Royal Border Bridge, the Royal Tweed Bridge and Berwick Old Bridge, seen from the viewpoint on Halidon Hill. A good impression of the sheer size of the Royal Border Bridge from this distance!
Royal Tweed Bridge :: NT9952
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
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.
Berwick Bridge :: NT9952
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
Friday, 5 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Railways  Estuary, Marine 
Bridges (from Tags)
Rail and Road 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9927 5318 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.3173N 2:0.7923W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9806 5465
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Bridges Over River  Railway Bridges  Three Bridges  Berwick 

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