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notes from a small island

curiouswombat in photo_scavenger

Bridge

This is a picture of two bridges that join two countries - the bridges join Both Sides The Tweed. So England is on the left, and Scotland on the right. The furthest bridge is the older one, built between 1611 and 1624, the nearer one was built when motor traffic became more common, in the 1920s.

train trip berwick 2


(And yes, I'm crossing the third bridge in Berwick upon Tweed, by train.)

And, closer to home, here is the swing bridge over Ramsey harbour -

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These are absolutely wonderful!

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you!
built between 1611 and 1624... Wow, that's such an historic bridge! Thank you for sharing these.
It replaced an older one.

It is said that the previous one was so rickety that James the First and Sixth feared he might land in the water when he had to use it on his way south to receive the English crown.
How marvelous the bridge is still used for car traffic. Very pretty shots.
Thank you. It is amazing how many ancient bridges are still in use
A very nice set of bridges
Thank you.
So beautiful pictures! Also very educational for me - I love that song, one of my favourites, and particularly sung by Capercaillie, and now I have the image to go with it. ♥
I have actually heard it sung live by Dick Gaughan who wrote it - but I prefer the Capercaillie version, too. I've heard them live three or four times too.