Thursday, 15 July 2010

Royal Border Bridge

Royal Border Bridge - 28 arch bridge to take the East Coast Trains from London to Edinbough.
Built between 1847 - 1850.
Designed by Robert Stephenson (son of George Stephenson)


Note the line of Swans, who just happen to be about to go under the bridge.
Ha, there's  DW


Now you can see just how far this bridge spans.

Info of the bridge piece by piece- or pic by pic,lol.







If you have trouble reading these info slabs, click the pic and enlarge.


This pic - you can see the Railway Bridge from the ruin of the Castle and wall
which will be the next post ---



16 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---I love that Railroad Bridge, Stewart.... Thanks for all of the info... SO interesting..
Betsy

Pagan Sphinx said...

I have a thing for bridges myself. That is one exceptional engineering feat. And your photos, as always, capture things beautifully.

Dar said...

An 1800's bridge so solidly engineered and still standing the tests of time...my son would 'love' this entry. I will remember to share it with him when he returns from around the world.
Thanks for the information and such fine photography of the Railroad Bridge.
BlessYourHeart

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Tis a beaut.
BTW: That gold medal really shines.

Marka said...

Amazing how well our predecessors built things, eh?

SandyCarlson said...

One awesome bridge, Stewart. Gigantic and poetic.

George said...

This is an extremely beautiful, graceful bridge. Thanks for the great pictures and the explanation of the how it was constructed.

Lew said...

Fantastic series on the bridges! Those old guys really knew how to lay stone so it would last.

Kerri said...

What a GORGEOUS Bridge! And LOVE the shot with the Swans underneath :)

RuneE said...

They knew how to do it in the old days too - and with style (and the same goes for the photographer).

Craver Vii said...

That's quite an impressive bridge! Thanks for including the back story.

James said...

I love that bridge! Wow!!

Sunny said...

A wonderful group of pictures. That is quite a bridge, I love it.
☼ Sunny

Staffan H said...

That is a very impressive bridge and the engineer took the future into consideration too. Now they seem to think "here, now and 25 years on at the most".

Coy said...

The bridge has such character and incredibly has stood the test of time. Being a person who enjoys learning about history I enjoyed this post & photos immensely, thanks!

Dave said...

Makes you wonder what great archaeological feats we will leave that will last and look as stunning as this bridge. Thanks for the great photos and the information.