As I've mentioned previously, "back in the day" I earned a crust as a Civil Engineer specialising in bridges and I still retain an interest in them. I went for a run through the Scottish Borders to Berwick-upon-Tweed on Monday and snapped the bridges in the town.
Firstly (ie nearest the sea) is Berwick Bridge or the Old Bridge. It is a 15 span masonry arch built 1611-24. It still carried light traffic.
Next is the Royal Tweed Bridge than effectively replaced the old bridge in 1928. It is a grand and elegant four span reinforced concrete arch. Prior to the town by-pass being built in 1984 the bridge was on the main London to Edinburgh road.
The last bridge is the Royal Border Bridge. This was built 1847-50 and carries the East Coast Main Line between Edinburgh and London. It is a 28 span railway viaduct with brick arches and sandstone piers and spandrel walls.
|All three bridges viewed from the harbour area.|