Sunday, 17 April 2011

Montague Bridge

This bridge in Dalkeith Country Park was built in 1792 as a gift from the Montague family to the Queensberry family to commemorate a marriage between the two families. It was designed and built by William Adam.

18 comments:

Lesley said...

Nice looking bridge. (Might have been Robert Adam, though)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Lesley, according to the sign next to the bridge it was William Adam...

Genie said...

A wonderful old and quaint bridge...so typical of your part of the world. It is beautiful and your capture so nice. I would love to have one like this over here in Virginia.

Kay said...

Juliet..I am enjoying your wanderings very much!

Bill said...

I've got to get to Edinburgh some day.

Andy said...

That is one classy bridge.

shoreacres said...

Well - of course I thought immediately of Romeo and Juliet AND the Marquess of Queensbury!

Perhaps if the Montagues and Capulets had used Marquess of Queensbury Rules, things wouldn't have gone so badly for the kids!

Lovely photo - and I enjoyed your previous post photos as well.

joo said...

It's a beautiful bridge!

sandy said...

So much nicer than the bridges here! And it has a history.

Woody said...

That's a pretty spectacular gift! Incredible details.

Kaori said...

How grand! I want a bridge when I get married now, too :-)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Where we live there are no human made objects that old at all! About 160 years old is it, and that is not much!

Glo said...

Bridging the gap is a fine way to start off connecting between families ;) Looks like another lovely spot.

Lucka said...

Beautiful old bridge!

EG Wow said...

I like the way you've hot the bride through the brush.

Reader Wil said...

What I like about the UK is that there is always a piece of history connected with any building and place we come across.

Carver said...

That's a great bridge. I love old bridges.

Christina said...

Just beautiful. Such a special place where you live.