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Kelso, Hunter's Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kelso, Hunter's Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Tweed; Kelso By-pass; Garden Foot; Hempseedford; Wooden Anna

Canmore ID 174445

Site Number NT73SW 246

NGR NT 73496 33986

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Kelso
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

Hunter's Bridge carries the new Kelso by-pass over the River Tweed, crossing on the east side of the town. Built of reinforced concrete, this long road viaduct was completed in the summer of 1998.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project

Archaeology Notes

NT73SW 246 73496 33986

For Chain Bridge (demolished during by-pass construction), see NT73SW 93.

Location formerly entered as NT 73 33.

This long re-inforced concrete road viaduct, crosses the River Tweed on the east side of Kelso, and forms part of the Kelso Bypass. When the bypass is completed and fully opened, expected to be sometime in August 1998, it will re-direct the A698 Hawick to Berwick upon Tweed road away from Kelso town centre. The bridge is expected to be completed and ready for use in June 1998.

This photographic survey was conducted in order to augment the National Monuments Record of Scotland holdings.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), February 1998.

This structure carries the A698 (the Kelso by-pass) around the SE side of the town and across the braided channel of the River Tweed. It is not indicated on the 1993 edition of the OS 1:10,000 map, but later map evidence suggests that it extends from NT c. 73388 34115 to NT c. 73557 33816.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 February 2006.

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