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Latitude: 55.7813 / 55°46'52"N
Longitude: -2.2317 / 2°13'53"W
OS Eastings: 385568
OS Northings: 654249
OS Grid: NT855542
Mapcode National: GBR D1VL.ND
Mapcode Global: WH9Y7.PYHB
Entry Name: Blackadder Suspension Bridge
Listing Date: 26 March 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 391021
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44477
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Mid 19th century. Single span (over Blackadder Water) wrought-iron girder bridge (although on map as suspension bridge) with lattice parapet with stugged ashlar piers with polished ashlar dressings; rusticated quoins to abulments; coped dies; curved wing walls; timber boarded route.
The Allanbank estate was succeeded by the Houstons in 1836 and became the dower house in the 1840s. It must have been at the time of the amalgamation of the Blackadder and Allanbank estates that this bridge was built. It lies to the N of Blackadder House's site and to the SW of Allanbank House's site. Blackadder House was demolished in 1925 and Allanbank House was demolished in 1969. The bridge managed to survive the flood 1947 which destroyed the other bridge upstream which has been subsequently replaced by another iron girder bridge.
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