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Royal Border Bridge

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.

Royal Border Bridge

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.

comments (14)

Joli mais il a l'air étroit.
Alan: Big enough for a rail track in either direction, Martine.
What a nice shot of this impressive structure, Alan.
Alan: I had the pleasure of going across it on a trip I did from Northumberland to Edinburgh two years ago.
It is seriously impressive, Alan.
Alan: Isn't it just!
Nicely captured, Alan! What an amazing capture!
Alan: Thanks, Elizabeth. I had the pleasure of going across it on a trip I did from Northumberland to Edinburgh two years ago.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jan 2019, 06:23
Very impressive!
Alan: I had the pleasure of going across it on a trip I did from Northumberland to Edinburgh two years ago; fine views across Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jan 2019, 06:28
This is a wonderful construction, worthy of world heritage status IMHO
Alan: Exactly the same could be said about you, too.
So, not built by the Romans, Alan??? I can just image what a beauty this is up close and personal, especially with a train on it!
Alan: Hahaha!! No, but I believe that the distance between the wheels on a Roman cart set the gauge for our railways centuries later smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Jan 2019, 07:06
What an achievement for the mid 19th Century
Alan: Can you image the fuss and H&S restrictions there would be to build a similar construction these days?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jan 2019, 07:23
That is some serious and wonderful architecture here, Alan.Thank you for the write-up. Great picture, I like your POV.
Alan: Its a very impressive structure and a great feat of engineering. I had the pleasure of going across it on a trip I did from Northumberland to Edinburgh two years ago.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 Jan 2019, 09:10
I like that you waded out into the water, soaking your lower body to get the perfect picture.
It is a wonderful bridge Alan.
I've been carried across it by train on a number of occasions.
Another of this countries magnificent bridges, I've been over it several tiems but never seen it from below.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2019, 01:01
A great photo, I have not seen the bridge from this angle.

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