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GP61 Kelso Bridge and the River Tweed v2 showing autumnal colours. by Keith Rodgerson

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Keith Rodgerson Keith Rodgerson
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1
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1.17 Gigapixels
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5644
Date added
Nov 06, 2009
Date taken
Oct 06, 2009
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Epic 100

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The town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders is on the junction of the river Teviot and the River Tweed. The castle in the background is Floors Castle, home of the Duke of Roxburghe. Kelso Abbey on the right is from the 13th century. The junction pool under the bridge is famous for salmon fishing. This bridge which crosses the Tweed, was designed by John Rennie of Haddington. His design is unusual in that it has a level road over semi-elliptical arches. Opened in 1803, the bridge has its Toll House on the town side. This demand for tolls led to the reading of the Riot Act in 1854, when the townspeople, tired of paying for the bridge, whose cost they reckoned had long since been covered, rioted. Later, in 1857, the tolls were removed.
Rennie later designed bridges for London, the Kelso Bridge being the design he used for Waterloo Bridge which was completed in 1817. When the Waterloo Bridge was dismantled in 1937, two of the lamp standards from that bridge were gifted to Kelso and still stand at the far end of the bridge from the town. Kelso Abbey on the right is from the 13th century. The junction pool under the bridge is famous for salmon fishing

220 pictures taken with a Canon SX1 on manual settings see also www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=26162


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