Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,047 pages of information and 235,418 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Royal Border Bridge

From Graces Guide
Picture published in 1894.
Royal Border Bridge.
2018
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Royal Border Bridge spans the River Tweed between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth in Northumberland, England.

The bridge 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 and built for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway and is still in regular use today, as part of the East Coast Main Line.

The bridge is 2,162 ft (659 metres) long and constructed in stone except for brick soffits to the arches. It has 28 arches, each spanning 60 feet (18 m). The railway is carried 121 ft (37 m) above the river level.

In the 1990s it underwent significant repair work for the first time, in a Railtrack project with some funding from English Heritage.


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