Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

Scheduled Website Maintenance 14/07/20 00:00 – 04:00GMT – There will be periods of time during this window when this website will be unavailable.

Melrose, Gattonside, Suspension Footbridge View from SSE

SC 426214

Description Melrose, Gattonside, Suspension Footbridge View from SSE

Date 8/4/1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 426214

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Gattonside Suspension bridge - Chain Bridge -, Gattonside, Melrose, Roxburghshire This was one of the oldest suspension bridges in Scotland. It was designed and supplied by Redpath, Brown & Co of Edinburgh. Construction was carried out by Smith's of Darnwick, a local firm, for the sum of £600 in 1825. On opening on 26th October 1826, it was a toll bridge: 1/2 pence per crossing, or 3 pence for a week's pass. This view was taken from the south east, and shows the castellated pylons and slender construction of the wrought-iron chains, suspenders and deck. This was a remarkable survivor from the early days of suspension bridges in Scotland, but was very unsympathetically reconstructed in 1991. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/41/16


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 426214) Melrose, Gattonside, Suspension Footbridge View from SSE

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

Licence Type: Permission to Reproduce

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions