Royal Border Bridge


  • Royal Boarder BridgeRailway bridge across the River Tweed designed by Robert Stephenson and built between 1847 and 1850, at its height the workforce numbered 2,700 men.
  • The bridge was officially opened by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on 29th August 1850.
  • It was initially called the ‘Tweed Viaduct’ until the official opening when it was named the Royal Border Bridge (though in fact both sides of the bridge are in England, about 3 miles south of the border!).
  • In 1952 the bridge was made a Grade I listed structure.
  • In 1989, as part of the electrification of the railway between London and Edinburgh, specially designed electrification gantries were installed on the bridge.
  • The bridge remains in service today as part of the East Coast Main Line.

(Source: Network Rail - Virtual Archive)

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