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Kelso Bridge

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Kelso Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Tweed bridge at Kelso - Geograph - 1351384.jpg
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From:  Kelso
To:  Maxwellheugh
Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  LB35764  (Cat A)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  John Rennie
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A699

Kelso Bridge crosses the River Tweed on the A699 in Kelso. The bridge consists of 5 equal spans crossing the braided river channel. It was built by John Rennie and opened in 1803 to replace an older bridge of 1754. Some of the detailing, such as the twin columns rising up the piers to support refuges, appear to have been copied from the nearby, and earlier, Teviot Bridge. However, the refuges are only shallow and home to lamp posts, although the wide roadway allows for good sized pavements across the bridge.

Kelso 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
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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