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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1818 Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh and St. Boswells, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1440
Structurae ID:0008269
References:AAJ, BEM, MOS
Use:Footbridge
Status:Collapsed, 1838
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:260f
Deck width:4.5f
Notes
  • This 1818 bridge was a replacement for the 1817 Dryburgh Abbey suspension bridge which appears to have been primarily a cable-stayed structure and is not included in the inventory. The 1817 bridge failed due to wind in early 1818.
  • Later at same location 1872 Dryburgh Abbey - Dryburgh and St. Boswells, Scotland, United Kingdom. Structurae shows both the 1818 and 1872 bridges.
Print, collection of David Denenberg Newspaper article, collection of David Denenberg

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