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Twizel Bridge
Twizel, near Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, UK
associated engineer
Anon
date  circa 1500
era  Tudor  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NT883433
ICE reference number  HEW 90
A single arch stone bridge that crosses the River Till at the village of Twizel. It remained the longest stone span in England for three centuries.
The bridge has a span of 27.4m and a rise of 12.2m. Its arch incorporates five narrow chamfered ribs.
During the 19th century, the parapets were repaired and possibly rebuilt to increase the width of the roadway to the present 4.6m. Each side of the arch has a decorative line of stonework below the parapet wall.
The bridge was crossed by troops marching to fight at Flodden Field on 9th September 1513. The English defeated the Scottish army of King James IV.
Research: ECPK
bibliography
www.flodden.net
www.heritage-explorer.org.uk
reference sources   CEH North
Location

Twizel Bridge