Search for Tweed Bridge Planned

The Scotsman: Archaeologists in Scotland are searching for the remains of an Anglo-Saxon bridge spanning the River Tweed believed to have been commissioned by a 7th century king. Archaeologists know that a 12th century bridge once spanned the River Tweed near Kelso, but recent discoveries have led them to suspect that an earlier bridge may have existed. "We would hope to find signs of an embankment or pits where gravel was taken for the building work," said Rory McDonald, senior heritage officer.

An earlier excavation uncovered a 7th century bridge Birgham in Yorkshire where a Viking sword was discovered. The archaeological team hope to find a similar site on the Tweed.