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Yair Bridge

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Yair Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Yair Bridge, River Tweed - Geograph - 1685286.jpg
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Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date
1763, 1988
Additional Information
List No:  LB1901  (Cat A)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A707
The Yair Bridge

The Yair Bridge carries the A707 across the River Tweed at Yair. It is believed to have been built around 1764, when the road was constructed through the Tweed Valley.

The Bridge consists of three stone arches spanning the river, with semi-hexagonal refuges above the piers one each side between the arches. The roadway is only single track, and so the bridge is controlled by traffic lights. The cutwaters appear to have been heavily repaired in recent years, perhaps when the deck was replaced with concrete in 1988, but unlike many of the other bridges across the Tweed and its tributaries, the bridge has never been widened. This is perhaps one of the reasons why the A707 no longer appears to be primary, despite being shown as such on some maps.


Immediately on the north bank of the Tweed, the A707 swings westwards to follow the river upstream, and the B7060 joins from the east, having followed the river up from the Tweed Bridge near Galashiels. The junction is a simple give-way T junction.

Yair Bridge
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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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