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Union Chain Bridge Circular

About This Route

Crossing the historic Union Chain Bridge takes you onto a circular route in the English borders. The Union Chain Bridge was built in 1820 by Royal Naval Captain Sir Samuel Brown under the guidance of Scottish civil engineers, Robert Stevenson and John Rennie. It is the oldest and longest wrought iron suspension bridge in Britain.

The Union Chain Bridge is near Paxton House, which lies 5 miles south-east of Chirnside.

Statistics

  • Distance

    31/2 miles

  • Level

    Easy

  • Level Details

    Grass tracks, trodden paths and unclassified roads.

  • Towns

    Paxton, Chirnside

  • Altitude Gain

    Negligible

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