NT9952 : Bridges over The Tweed, Berwick

taken 10 months ago, near to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

Bridges over The Tweed, Berwick
Bridges over The Tweed, Berwick
The Royal Tweed Bridge and The Royal Border bridge seen from Berwick Bridge.
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

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
Wednesday, 19 August, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 August, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9954 5279 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.1070N 2:0.5340W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 99584 52723
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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