NO0242 : Dunkeld Bridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Dunkeld, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

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Dunkeld Bridge
Dunkeld Bridge
This elegant seven spanned bridge across the Tay was designed by Thomas Telford and opened in 1809. It is 685 feet in length, 26 1/2 feet wide and 90 feet high at the centre. Since the Duke of Atholl met part of the cost and was losing ferry dues, tolls were levied on his behalf. This was highly unpopular and over the years many riots took place. Toll gates were thrown into the river. Indeed in 1868 troops were sent to maintain order. An added annoyance was with the coming of the railway it was necessary to cross the bridge to get to the station. Eventually tolls were removed in May 1879. An added point of interest is that the landward arch was utilised as the local jail.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 0267 4246 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:33.8385N 3:35.1216W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 0268 4258
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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