Kelso Bridge

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Historic Bridge across the River Tweed.

About Kelso Bridge

This elegant bridge across the Tweed at Kelso, which opened in 1803, was the work of the famous Scottish engineer John Rennie. He later used the same design, with eliptical arches, to build London Bridge. The two lamps at the south end came from another of his London works, Waterloo Bridge. You can still see on the parapets the marks of the pennies people rolled along them, to pay the toll in the toll-house at the north end of the bridge. There was a famous riot here against the tolls in 1854!

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