Listed Building

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CHAIN BRIDGELB37744

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/03/1971
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Burgh
Melrose
NGR
NT 54525 34594
Coordinates
354525, 634594

Description

Redpath Brown and Co (Edinburgh) 1826. Foot bridge with iron-link suspension chains, iron-rods for vertical suspenders and a wooden deck. The pylons are gothick with central pointed arched openings and corbelled and crenellated heads; harled with droved ashlar dressings, delicate cast-iron gothick tracery in heads of arches.

Statement of Special Interest

Opened 26th October 1826. The subcontractors for the construction work were J & T Smith of Darnick. Repaired by Redpath Brown & Co 1926. A Group.

Bridge 'restored' 1992 by replacement of deck and handrails by steel truss structure with no camber.

Change of Category A to B, November 1998.

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, iii, 68; ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, ed Francis H Groome.

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