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Melrose Bridge

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Melrose Bridge
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Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date
On road(s)
B6374 (Galashiels - Melrose) • B6360

Melrose Bridge is a bridge of many names. It is also known as The Whirls Bridge, Darnlee Bridge, Lowood Bridge or Bottle Bridge. Despite all these names, there is just one bridge of two arches which crosses the River Tweed in Melrose. The bridge carries a single track road with traffic light control at either end, and is a multiplex with the B6374 and B6360. Pedestrian walkways are marked with white lines, and there are pedestrian refuges over the central piers.

The refuges rise up as shallow pilasters above the triangular cutwaters, to the top of the undecorated parapet. The abutments at either end are buttressed as the wing walls extend across the low lying river banks.

Melrose 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
Ettrick WaterEttrick Bridge • Carterhaugh Bridge • Selkirk Bridge • Ettrick Bridge (Lindean)
Yarrow WaterBroadmeadows Bridge • Generals Bridge

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