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Drawings of Footbridge and Lifting Roadway Bridge Proposed to be Erected at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Drawings of Footbridge and Lifting Roadway Bridge Proposed to be Erected at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh


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Drawings of Footbridge and Lifting Roadway Bridge Proposed to be Erected at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Plan and elevations of a wooden footbridge and lifting bridge constructed in 1869 as a precursor to the Leamington Lifting Bridge constructed at Fountainbridge in 1906 and moved to the former terminus of the Union Canal in 1922

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This print showcases the intricate drawings of a historical marvel, the footbridge and lifting roadway bridge proposed to be erected at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh. Dating back to 1869, these plans depict a wooden structure that served as a precursor to the renowned Leamington Lifting Bridge constructed in 1906. The attention to detail evident in this artwork is truly remarkable. The image transports us back in time, offering a glimpse into the ingenuity and craftsmanship of our ancestors. It serves as a testament to their vision for enhancing connectivity and facilitating transportation across waterways. This particular bridge played an essential role in linking various parts of Edinburgh, enabling seamless passage for pedestrians and vehicles alike. Although no longer utilized for commercial purposes, this photograph reminds us of the rich history embedded within Scotland's canal network. It symbolizes progress and innovation while honoring the legacy left behind by those who came before us. As we admire this stunning visual representation, let it serve as a reminder of how infrastructure can shape communities and foster connections between people from different walks of life. The proposed footbridge and lifting roadway bridge stand not only as architectural achievements but also as enduring symbols of human ambition and perseverance throughout history.

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