Looking across the bridge
The current Teindside Bridge across the River Teviot is relatively new. Although the early 1960s OS One inch map shows a bridge in the current location, the bridge used today by the A7 may be newer still. It is a concrete arch structure which spans the infant river in a single span, at a significant skew, and appears to date from the 1970s. The skew cuts out a sharp right angle bend at either end if the bridge sat perpendicular to the river channel.
The historic crossing point, however, was a little further upstream, and is now destroyed. Evidence suggests that it was a stone arch bridge, and still stood, although out of use, in 1974. The side road which branches off along the north side of the river next to the bridge is the old A7 line, before it swung across the bridge to rejoin the modern line roughly at the entrance to Northhouse Farm.