Sunday, 25 September 2011

Bridges along the Water of Leith

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust in Edinburgh are looking for information about the bridges that cross the river. They want to put together an information resource about all the bridges! So if you know any unusual facts about any of the bridges, why not let the trust know by contacting them on admin{at}waterofleith{dot}org{dot}uk. Meanwhile here are photos of some of the bridges!

This is Bogs Bridge, a pedestrian bridge over the Water of Leith. This is a photo from last year. The bridge has since been repaired and you can see more recent photos here. It's near this bridge that the hornbeam trees grow that I am studying for the Tree Year Project.




This is the aqueduct that carries the Union Canal over the Water of Leith, just near the Water of Leith Conservation Trust Visitor Centre. The aqueduct was built in 1822 by Hugh Baird, modelled on Thomas Telford's work on the Ellesmere Canal.




This is one of the older bridges along the Water of Leith, near Dean Village.



and another bridge!



12 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

You write about this area so much Juliet that I am sure it is one of your favourite areas.

Lesley said...

If I ever make it to Scotland, this i sone area that I will definitely have to walk.

biebkriebels said...

This is a wonderful nice bridge.

Hannah Stephenson said...

So beautiful. I love seeing your photos of this place.

Francisca said...

Charming bridges and wonderful photos; I enlarged them all. Bogs Bridge is nicely repaired, but I agree with you the new green railings are a pity, so I'm glad you posted the older photo. And what a lovely project, Tree Year.

eileeninmd said...

They are all beautiful bridges and the scenery is gorgeous. Lovely photos.

ashok said...

iam always facinated by bridges...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice bridges! Not hardly any old bridges around here in NW Washington State. The first ones - from maybe 1855, were wooden and have rotted away.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

I always enjoy your lovely photographs and these bridges are amazing.
You live in a beautiful part of the world.

Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

Martin said...

Such splendid architecture, Juliet. A legacy to cherish.

bunnits said...

Beautiful bridges. Lovely photos.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Your photos are always so delightful and informative. Thank you for sharing them.