Union Suspension (Chainbridge)Bridge over R Tweed
The oldest suspension bridge in the world in use today. But it isn't. In use,I mean. The bridge is currently closed for 'temporary repairs'-has been for three months as the planning permision for fiddling with this historic bridge is stil being sought. Can't blame the Scottish Borders Council as the bridge is under the control of Northumberland County Council-another example of English expansionism as, technically, the border should be in the middle of the bridge over the middle of the Tweed. And it's called the Union Bridge, for goodness sake) A great nuisance for all Huttonians (not to mention Paxtonians, as we won't)as it is now a thirteen mile journey to the Chainbridge Honey Farm via the Norham bridge.
There may be a bit of a problem getting aunthentic historically accurate spare parts-not many left over from the 19th century in Joes.