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Waverley Bridge

A flat concrete bridge, supported on steel beams, the Waverley Bridge carries the A7 Trunk Road over the River Teviot in Hawick (Scottish Borders). It was officially opened on the 10th April 2001 by Sarah Boyack, Scottish Transport Minister, and J.R. Scott, Honorary Provost of Hawick as part of the A7 traffic relief scheme. The Waverley Bridge was built close to the site of the former Teviot Viaduct, although on a different alignment. This six-arch viaduct was constructed in 1859-62 to extend the railway south from Hawick to Carlisle, but closed with the line in 1969 and was demolished by controlled explosion in 1975. Its foundations can still be seen.


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