Allanton Bridge

(Whiteadder Bridge)

The Allanton or Whiteadder Bridge is B-listed and crosses the Whiteadder Water at its junction with the Blackadder Water. Located just to the northwest of Allanton in the Scottish Borders, this elegant bridge was completed in 1841 and was designed by the Edinburgh-based firm of Robert Stevenson & Sons, better known for their lighthouses and harbours. The bridge comprises two segmental arches constructed in red sandstone, these arched emphasised by exaggerated voussoirs. There are round cutwaters. An inscription records that the bridge was "erected by Miss Boswell of Blackadder."

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