Bridge No 95

Location type


Names and dates

Bridge No 95 (1849-1969)
Bridge No 95 (2015-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


This single track three girder viaduct crosses the River Gala in the west of Galashiels. It is a reconstruction of 2015 of the original double track viaduct. Single track girders rest on the double track piers of the original bridge. At the western end the bridge crosses a mill lade and former footpath.

After closure in 1969 the bridge was converted into a footbridge, the footway on top of the girders, which were singled and placed centrally on the piers.

The line is single track between Bowland Junction, to the north, and the terminus at Tweedbank.

To the immediate east is the Plumtreehall Brae Footbridge. To the west is the bridge over Wheatlands Road - Bridge 95 and this bridge forming one viaduct - and the site of Kilnknowe Junction.




Plumtreehall Viaduct Wheatlands Viaduct


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Galashiels 1897: Selkirkshire Sheet 08.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Selkirkshire)

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Hawick to Galashiels: The Waverley Route Including the Selkirk Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

On the Waverley Route

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years

Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route