Royal Border bridge illuminations Berwick upon Tweed

Testing the Royal Border Bridge illuminations in Berwick upon Tweed

Update December 2012 – the lights have finally been repaired.

Update Friday 10 December 2010 – the official launch of the Royal Border Bridge Illuminations took place on Sunday 12 December.

Update Monday 28 November 2010 – the official opening was cancelled due to severe Winter weather with no new date as yet.

Yesterday evening we watched the testing of the Royal Border Bridge illuminations in Berwick upon Tweed.  A specialist crew of electricians has been in Berwick for the last few weeks working on the installation of LED lighting in the viaduct’s 28 arches.  The illuminations celebrate the 150th anniversary of the death of the Royal Border Bridge’s chief engineer Robert Stephenson.  The bridge was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850.

Royal Border bridge illuminations Berwick upon Tweed

Trials Royal Border Bridge illuminations

The date for the official opening of the Royal Border Bridge illuminations is Saturday 27 November 2010.

You can see all my photos/videos of the illuminations on Flickr.