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Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders

Date 2007

Event ID 590552

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


Another development-led improvement in the tradition of the North and South Bridges created the picturesque

eastern approach to Edinburgh by the Regent Road and Calton Hill, planned by Robert Stevenson and leading

architects Playfair, Hamilton and Elliot. A key element of the Regent Road approach to Princes Street was the Regent Arch, semicircular masonry arch of 50 ft span built from 1815–19 carrying Waterloo Place over Lower Calton Street. It was designed by Stevenson as part of the Waterloo Place building development for which Elliot was the architect.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission of Thomas Telford Publishers.

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