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Mertoun Bridge

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Mertoun Bridge
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From:  St. Boswells
To:  Clintmains
Roxburghshire • Berwickshire
Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date
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Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
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Mertoun Bridge

Mertoun Bridge crosses the River Tweed on the B6404 near St. Boswells. It comprises five shallow arches spanning between substantial stone piers, and looks considerably newer than it is, thanks to the almost art-deco style details and austerity of the design. The shallow hexagonal cutwaters rise up to the arch springs, and support shallow pilasters which continue up to the parapets. Meanwhile, the arch stones extend out to fill the spandrels up to the cornice level, beyond which the parapet is laid in a more traditional manner. Only the three western arches span the river itself, the eastern pair crossing the river bank, and a disused mill stream which flows along it here. The bridge carries an S2 carriageway without pavements.

Mertoun Bridge
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