I first read about the Union Chain Bridge on Anne's Frayed At The Edge blog on her A Taste Of Honey post and immediately put it on my list of places to visit whilst we were holidaying in Northumberland.
The Union Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge which spans the River Tweed between Horncliffe in Northumberland, England and Fishwick in Berwickshire, Scotland. When it opened in 1820, it was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world.
At one side of the bridge is the sign for England.
Neither Eleanor nor I have ever visited Scotland so off we set across the bridge.
Eleanor got there first.
There are some wonderful views from the bridge, not that you'd notice from my photos. This was one of the extremely dull days we encountered on our holiday, as you can see. The sky was threatening rain.
The bridge was strengthened in 1902-3 and it has seen other repairs and renovations over the years too. It's now ready again for some further restoration work for which fundraising is underway.
So now, I can say at last that I've been to Scotland.
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