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Structure Name: Royal Border Bridge

Description:
 
659 metre long curving railway viaduct carrying the East Coast main line across the River Tweed. Structurally it is composed of 28 high round arches (stone-faced brick) built on stone piers rising to 38 metres above the river.
 

Extant: Yes

Legal Status: Listed Building Grade I

Location: Berwick-upon-Tweed, NORTHUMBERLAND

Eastings: 399280m (view map)

Northings: 653250m (view map)

Position Accuracy: 100m

Positional Confidence: Absolute Certainty

Structure Types Identified: RAILWAY BRIDGE, RAILWAY VIADUCT

Chronology:

  • 1847   Constructed to a design by Robert Stephenson.
        Entities Involved:
              Stephenson, Robert: Designer.
              Barclay-Bruce, George: Engineer.
  • 1850   Bridge opened on the 29th August by Queen Victoria.
        Entities Involved:
              Queen Victoria: Opened bridge.

Notes:

  • Additional information about the structure type RAILWAY BRIDGE is available.

References:

The information displayed in this page has been derived from authoritative sources, including any referenced above. Although substantial efforts were made to verify this information, the SINE project cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness.

 


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Last Modified 26 March 2004
2002 SINE Project, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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