Union Suspension Bridge (that part in England), Horncliffe - Northumberland (UA)

Spanning the border of Scotland and England across the River Tweed, the bridge was built in 1820. It is Britain's oldest suspension bridge in road use. Some repairs have been undertaken but further substantial works are required to safeguard the structure in the long-term. A first round Heritage Lottery Fund grant was awarded in March 2018 to enable a comprehensive repair scheme to be drawn up. Historic England is continuing to offer technical advice and support as part of a cross-border partnership of local Councils and other groups.

Union Suspension Bridge (that part in England), Horncliffe - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Union Suspension Bridge (that part in England)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1042214
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge

Location

  • Building Name: Union Suspension Bridge (that part in England)
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Horncliffe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

David Farrington 0191 269 1230

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England