Royal Border Bridge spans the River Tweed between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth in Northumberland, England. It is a Grade I listed railway viaduct built between 1847 and 1850, when it was opened by Queen Victoria. It was designed by Robert Stephenson for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway and remains in regular use as part of the East Coast Main Line. Despite its name, the bridge does not span the border between England and Scotland, which is approximately 3 miles (5 km) further north.
The bridge is 659 metres (2,162 ft) long. It is constructed in stone with brick soffits to the arches. It has 28 arches, each spanning 18 m (60 ft). The railway is carried 37 m (121 ft) above the river level. In 1989, the East Coast Main Line was electrified. Between 1993 and 1996, the bridge was repaired for the first time in a Railtrack-led project, which was partially funded by English Heritage.
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