NT5734 : Bridges over the River Tweed at Leaderfoot

taken 14 years ago, near to Newstead, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Bridges over the River Tweed at Leaderfoot
Bridges over the River Tweed at Leaderfoot
The Drygrange Viaduct is framed by the 31m central span of Drygrange Old Bridge at Leaderfoot in early morning October sunshine. The viaduct took two years to build and was opened in 1865 for the Berwickshire Railway which ran from St Boswells to Reston. It has nineteen slender piers, the tallest being 37m above the River Tweed. The Berwickshire Line was closed in 1948 but the bridge is in the care of Historic Scotland. Drygrange Old Bridge (1778-80) is a three-arched stone bridge that is now closed to vehicular traffic. Road traffic is now taken by a reinforced concrete and steel box girder bridge (1971-73) a short distance downstream from this viewpoint.
(Source: Borders and Berwick, An Architectural Guide by Charles Alexander Strang).
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Sunday, 14 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 October, 2007
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WGS84: 55:36.2321N 2:40.5377W
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