Bridges On The Tweed


"This modern bridge which now carries the main road north spans the river with four big arches. The northern span is 371 feet making it the longest concrete span in the country. The bridge is a very heavy structure lacking in elegance, a fact which is conspicuous because it stands beside two magnificent earlier structures."

The Bridges of Northumberland and Durham. Frank Graham. 1975.

The newest of Berwick's town bridges is a concrete structure 1405 feet long and carrying the main road from Tweedmouth to Berwick; until the by-pass was built this was the A1.

It was designed by L.G. Moucel and partners, carries two-way traffic and is Grade 2 listed.

 Royal Tweed Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1925-1928
Type - arch, concrete, four arches.
Position: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NT 995 528
 Royal Tweed Bridge

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