Royal Border Bridge, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, 1850.

Lizars, William Home

Royal Border Bridge, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, 1850.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Engraving by W H Lizars after W Banks, showing a view of the Royal Border Bridge built to carry the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway acros the River Tweed. The bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson, and was officially opened by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on 29th August 1850. Built of stone with 28 arches each of a span of 18.7 metres, the bridge carried the railway line acros the river at a height of 38 metres above the water. Today it still carries the East Coast Main Line connecting London and Edinburgh.

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10418067

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