Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed

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The Royal Border Bridge was the last link in completing a continuous railway line running between London and Edinburgh. Designed by Robert Stephenson. It was opened in the mid 19th century by Queen Victoria. It is located in Berwick Upon Tweed England`s northernmost town which has passed between English and Scottish control over a dozen times Signs of ancient conflict. The North East of England is known as the birthplace of the railways. The bridge is 2,152 feet in length and has 28 arches that span the Tweed with a graceful curve at a height up to 126 feet above the river bed. The Royal Border Bridge still carries the East Coast Main Line Railway from London to Edinburgh.

Total length: 659 m
Opened: 1850
Body of water: River Tweed
Architect: Robert Stephenson

royal border bridge Royal Border Bridge at Berwick upon Tweed

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