Saturday, August 11, 2018

Berwick Bridge

Berwick Bridge



Berwick Bridge is the oldest of the three bridges that span the River Tweed at Berwick-Upon-Tweed. It was built between 1611 and 1624 replacing several earlier bridges that had crossed the river since the 12th century. When it was built it was the largest bridge in Britain and today remains one of the oldest stone bridges.

The bridge is made of red sandstone and has fifteen arches. When a new road bridge was built in the 1920's it's use was much reduced. Today it carries local traffic one way and remains a large feature in the town's history.




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