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Innerleithen Bridge

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Innerleithen Bridge
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Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date
1830, 1886
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B709
Looking across the bridge

Innerleithen Bridge carries the B709 across the River Tweed at Innerleithen. It is an interesting bridge, in that it is a metal truss bridge, dating back to 1886, the date of 1830 carved on a stone under the deck on the north abutment was retained from its wooden predecessor! The bridge consists of 4 spans, 3 of which cross the river with the fourth span crossing the south riverbank. The piers are all substantial, decorated structures, constructed of Red Sandstone which contrasts with the green-painted metal work. The trusses themselves are lattice work units, with the top members slightly curving. The road deck is then supported by cross members, triangulated on the outside of the trusses.

The bridge is single carriageway and controlled by traffic lights, although the volume of traffic is low. It replaced an earlier timber bridge, which itself had replaced an ancient ferry service.

Innerleithen Bridge
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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
Leader WaterGaladean Bridge
Gala WaterKilcoulter Bridge • Stow Bridge • Bowland Bridge • Hunters Bridge • George Craig Bridge
Ettrick WaterEttrick Bridge • Carterhaugh Bridge • Selkirk Bridge • Ettrick Bridge (Lindean)
Yarrow WaterYarrow Bridge • Broadmeadows Bridge • Generals Bridge
Lyne WaterRomanno Bridge • Newlands Bridge • Tarth Bridge • Five Mile Bridge • Beggarpath Bridge • Lynesmill Bridge

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