NT2473 : Water of Leith and Dean Bridge, Edinburgh

taken 4 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Water of Leith and Dean Bridge, Edinburgh
Water of Leith and Dean Bridge, Edinburgh
Water of Leith
The Water of Leith is a 24 mile long river that flows through Edinburgh. The river rises in the Pentland Hills and flows generally north east to its mouth at Leith.
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Dean Bridge, Edinburgh
Dean Bridge was built in 1829-32 to the design of Thomas Telford to provide a direct access into Edinburgh from the west, avoiding the tortuous and steep route via Dean Village. Originally planned as a three-arch bridge the design was amended to four arches because of difficulties in find suitable footings for the piers.
The four arches each span 90 feet, and the roadway is carried 106 feet above the bed of the river. The footways are carried on what are in effect separate arches with a span of 96 feet and a rise of only 10 feet compared with 30 feet for the main arches. An innovation was the use of hollow piers to reduce the weight of the structure.
It remains essentially unaltered, although the parapets were raised in 1912 to deter people from jumping off. It is Listed Category A.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Place (from Tags)
River (from Tags)
Water of Leith 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2430 7397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1662N 3:12.8318W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2437 7398
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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