Royal Border Bridge

Royal Border Bridge

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Royal Border Bridge (1850-)

Opened on the Newcastle and Berwick Railway.


This is a double track 28 arch viaduct which crosses the River Tweed between Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth.

The engineers were Robert Stephenson and T. E. Harrison. Construction began in 1847 and was completed in 1850, officially opened by Queen Victoria. On completion, the bridge linked the North British Railway, on the north bank, with the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway. It completed a gap in the railway between the [[North British Railway on the north bank, which opened in 1846 from Edinburgh to Berwick, and the Newcastle and Berwick Railway opened in 1847, between Newcastle and Tweedmouth.

Network Rail - Royal Border Bridge



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67