Union Bridge (Tweed)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Berwickshire • Northumberland|
|Scottish Borders • Northumberland|
Union Bridge (also known as the Union Chain Bridge) is a small suspension bridge across the Tweed a few miles upstream from Berwick. It crosses from England to Scotland at the point where the Tweed ceases to be tidal. The bridge is still, just, open to traffic, carrying an unclassified road with a 2T weight limit, and bollards physically restricting the width of vehicles.
On the Scottish bank, the roadway passes through the narrow arch in the suspension tower to access the road deck. However, on the English bank the tower is set back behind the road which turns along the riverbank immediately. This creates an unusual asymmetric design.
In 2020, the bridge appeared on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register as a result of decay.