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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, Swing Bridge Between Albert Dock And Imperial Dock

Swing Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, Swing Bridge Between Albert Dock And Imperial Dock

Classification Swing Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 281761

Site Number NT27NE 57.57

NGR NT 27262 77017

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 57.57 27262 77017

Swing bridge [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1972.

This swing bridge formerly spanned the channel between Albert Dock (NT27NE 57.38) and Imperial Dock (NT27NE 57.04), to the S and N respectively. The swinging-recess was on the E. In the apparent absence of a nearby hydraulic power station, it was possibly powered by electricity.

The current edition of the OS (GIS) AIB depicts the channel as having been infilled; the bridge has presumably been removed.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 June 2006.


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