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Ashestiel Bridge

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Ashestiel Bridge
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From:  Clovenfords
To:  Peel
Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date

Ashestiel or Low Peel Bridge spans the Tweed and lies just off the A707, but is generally hidden by trees. Its significance is therefore well camouflaged, but at 131'6" or just over 40m in span, it was one of the largest single span rubble built bridges in the world. That claim has been somewhat muted over the years, with the original deck replaced by a reinforced concrete slab in the 1950s, and further works to the parapets and spandrels carried out in the 1980s. Nevertheless, it was a remarkable achievement when it first opened back in 1848, even if a failure of the first attempt resulted in the bankruptcy of the contractors.

Ashestiel Bridge
Crossings of the River Tweed and tributaries
River TweedMerlindale Bridge • Crownhead Bridge • Manor Bridge • Tweed Bridge (Peebles) • Innerleithen Bridge • Ashestiel Bridge • Yair Bridge • Tweed Bridge (Galashiels) • Galafoot Bridge • Melrose Bridge • Drygrange Bridge • Mertoun Bridge • Kelso Bridge • Hunters Bridge • Coldstream Bridge • Ladykirk & Norham Bridge • Union Bridge • Berwick Bypass Bridge • Royal Tweed Bridge • Berwick Bridge
River TillTwizel Bridge • Twizel New Bridge • Heatherslaw Bridge • Ford Bridge • Redscar Bridge • Doddington Bridge • Weetwood Bridge • Fowberry Bridge • Chatton Bridge
River TeviotTeindside Bridge  • Branxholm Bridge • Martins Bridge • Albert Bridge • North Bridge • Denholm Bridge • Ale Bridge • Ancrum Bridge • Nisbet Bridge • Kalemouth Suspension Bridge • Teviot Bridge
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