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This is a list of all 6 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing River Tweed. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
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
1820 Union
Horncliffe, Berwick-upon-Tweed vicinity, England and Fishwick, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:373
Structurae ID:0000162
Coordinates:N 55.75256 W 2.10677
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BEM, BOB, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:449f
Deck width:18f
Notes
Newspaper article, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1826 Gattonside (Melrose)
Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:381
Structurae ID:0010131
Coordinates:N 55.602830 W 2.723349
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC2, BSI, NTB
Principals:Redpath and Brown
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:300f
Side spans:2
Deck width:4f 4in.
Notes
  • Steel cables added, 1992.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1872 Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh and St. Boswells, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1439
Structurae ID:0016083
Coordinates:N 55.580771 W 2.654251
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by Douglas Harper Photo by Dave Cooper
1905 Priorsford
Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1441
Coordinates:N 55.649532 W 3.187578
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3
Principals:Robert Inglis
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:97f
Photo by Dave Cooper
Mertoun Estate
Mertoun, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:2531
Coordinates:N 55.57507 W 2.60970
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:John M. Henderson & Co. Ltd.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1

Notes
Photo by Dave Cooper

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