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Berwick Bridge (Berwick upon Tweed)

Berwick Bridge. Photo by Northumberland County Council, 1971.
Berwick Bridge. Photo by Northumberland County Council, 1971.

This bridge crosses the River Tweed, and is one of the larger and more important early road bridges in Britain. It was built between 1611 and 1624, and it carried the main road between London and Edinburgh over the river until 1928. It has fifteen arches and is nearly 350 metres long. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N2433
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; E C Waight
WATCHING BRIEF, Berwick Bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed: archaeological watching brief 2014; AD Archaeology Ltd

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed

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