NT2473 : Dean Bridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Dean Bridge
Dean Bridge
The height of the bridge is emphasised by being above the tops of mature trees in the gorge of the Water of Leith. The church is the former Holy Trinity Church.
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
Friday, 7 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over River 
Place (from Tags)
Dean Bridge 
Name (from Tags)
Thomas Telford 
Date (from Tags)
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2427 7397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1659N 3:12.8606W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 24298 73923
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Edinburgh New Town 

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