Dismantling the old Redheugh Bridge
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The original Redheugh bridge was built 1868-71 and was later rebuilt 1897-1901. The construction of both bridges were hindered with delays in materials and later it became apparent that both bridges suffered serious structural flaws. In 1980 work began to replace the second Redheugh bridge, the current bridge can carry loads up to 4,000 tonnes and has a life expectancy of 120 years. The bridge was opened on 18th May 1983 by the Princess of Wales.
Princess Diana opens the Redheugh Bridge
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