Bridges On The Tweed


"Peebles. A small town set in a secluded valley enclosed by sheltering hills, Peebles Old Town occupies a low ridge north of Eddleston Water, the New Town a peninsula between Eddleston Water and the River Tweed."

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

At the attractive village of Innerleithen is the first of the old railway bridges on the line to Peebles and also the road bridge towards nearby Traquair. At Cardrona is another old railway bridge, a new road bridge and a footbridge. Finally comes the pleasant town of Peebles nestling among the hills and with 4 more bridges.

 Opening Dates of Present Bridges

Innerleithen Railway Bridge - 1866
Innerleithen Bridge - 1886
Cardrona Bridge - late 20C
Cardrona Railway Bridge - 1864
Kailzie Bridge - not known
Priorsford Footbridge - 1905
Tweed Bridge, Peebles - 15C
Fotheringham Footbridge, Peebles - 1953
Neidpath Viaduct - 1864


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