Time has taken its toll on the Union Chain Bridge - which stretches over the River Tweed.
Repairs to the historic bridge which links England and Scotland could cost almost five million pounds.
The councils responsible for the structure must now decide whether to pay to have it fixed, or to close it for good.
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