A Personal Perspective of the Bridges over the Lower Water of Leith
written by Alastair Robertson
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The author has walked the lower reaches of the Water of Leith very many times and the story slowly crept upstream to Stockbridge, about 5km from the Victoria Swing Bridge in Leith Docks. The document describes an easy walk down the Water of Leith from Stockbridge to Victoria Swing Bridge, focussing on the road, rail and foot bridges that spanned the river in the early 20th century. He has noted the location and function of each bridge and provides brief descriptions. Old and new photographs of the bridges are included, together with some photos of remnants of the bridges that have been demolished. There are a few digressions that reflect things that caught the author’s eye.