NT5734 : Two bridges crossing the River Tweed at Leaderfoot

taken 4 years ago, near to Newstead, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Two bridges crossing the River Tweed at Leaderfoot
Two bridges crossing the River Tweed at Leaderfoot
The new Drygrange Bridge carries the A68 across the River Tweed, viewed through an arch of the Drygrange Old Bridge.
Drygrange Bridge (new)

Built in 1971-73 by Alexander Gibb and Partners, this is of steel box girder construction on concrete piers. It has a total length of 640 ft with a central span of 187 ft spanning the river channel from bank to bank. The curved profile of the underside of the girders is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally efficient.

Drygrange Old Bridge

Built by Alexander Stevens between 1776 and 1780 to replace a ferry. The main span of 31 metres was exceptional for this date, and the arch ring itself is only about 75 cm thick at the crown. The sloping string course suggests that at some stage the bridge has been added to create a level roadway. Listed Category A.

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
Sunday, 29 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 May, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
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Bridge 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 575 346 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.1892N 2:40.4893W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 575 346
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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