NT9952 : Three bridges at Berwick-upon-Tweed

taken 7 years ago, near to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

Three bridges at Berwick-upon-Tweed
Three bridges at Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Berwick and Royal Tweed Bridges carrying roads, and the Royal Border Bridge with the East Coast Mainline, seen from Waterloo Terrace.
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.

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

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

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.

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport  Railways  Estuary, Marine 
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Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9965 5276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.0909N 2:0.4288W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9987 5250
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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