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 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant was awarded in March 2018 to enable a comprehensive repair scheme to be drawn up. A decision on a second round application is due in September 2019. Historic England is continuing to offer technical advice and potential grant support as part of a cross-border partnership.

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 and Yorkshire

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