The public path over Redbridge viaduct which sits to the east of Galashiels has been reopened following repair works to the Victorian era structure.

The viaduct, which will carry the footpath and railway over the River Tweed between Gala and Tweedbank, has been closed since February for restoration works. Additional work on the viaduct will continue over the coming months, with short term closures of the path required. Notices will be posted in advance of these works to make the public aware of the timeframes involved.

Hugh Wark, Network Rail project director for Borders Railway, said:

“We are committed to ensuring that iconic structures such as the Redbridge viaduct are fit for purpose for years to come. This structure requires significant repair work which we will continue to undertake over the coming months. We thank the local community for their continued patience.”