Lamp Post Replacements
"There was a third old lamp post,
on the NE side of the bridge (behind the bus in the photo), until a few
years ago when it was hit by a lorry and flattened. It was also a
MacKenzie & Moncur column, and has (as of January 2011) not yet been
The column on the right in the
photo previously stood in Newington, on the corner of Lutton Place and
Oxford Street. but was moved to Dean Bridge in late-1989 to replace a
MacKenzie & Moncur slimline column.
When Lutton Place and the
neighbouring streets were re-lit in the autumn of 1989, this column had
its lantern removed before being lifted out of the ground and transported
by lorry to the Dean Bridge. Once there, it was sited, connected, had a
new lantern fitted, and was working within a few days.
This recalled the practice,
during the 1920s and 1930s, when many similar columns around Edinburgh
were moved to new locations following construction of the tram system,
including the old lamp post at the foot of Glenfinlas Street."