Bridges On The Tweed


"Tweedsmuir. A small upland settlement in one of the most remote parts of the region. Although a church was built here in the mid C17, its minister, writing in 1834, had to acknowledge that 'in the parish there is no village of any description', and even today the community is sparse and widely scattered."

The Buildings Of Scotland, Borders. Kitty Cruft, John Dunbar and Richard Fawcett. 2006.

The final stretch of the Tweed runs through increasingly remote country, hemmed in by the hills and climbing towards the summit near Tweedswell, the source of the Tweed. There are raod bridges strong enough and wide enough to carry tractors, some footbridges and a pipe bridge. The river's source a few miles north of Moffat is marked by a stone marker alongside the road which gives information about the Tweed and its history.

 Opening Dates of Present Bridges

Polmood Bridge - 1890
Hearthstane Bridge - not known
Glennrusco Pipe Bridge - 1897
Carlows Bridge, Tweedsmuir - 1783
Hawkshaw Bridge - not known
Grange Hill Bridge - not known
Fingland Bridge - not known
Tweedshaws Bridge - not known

 Source of the Tweed

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