Leith Street

Installing the new bridge

 

Installing the new bridge over Leith Street - 23 November 2003

Installing the new bridge over Leith Street on 23 November 2003

 Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk               Photographed 23 November 2003

Leith Street

November 2003

The new bridge was lifted into position in sections, throughout the day on Sunday 23 November 2003.  Work is still continuing to install the bridge.   It is not yet open to pedestrians 10 January 2004.

This bridge will replace an older one, criticised for having little architectural merit, and which became known as the 'bridge to nowhere' after developments on the east side of Leith Street were abandoned.

Now, about three decades later, the east side of the street has been developed.  The Omni Centre and an underground car park have been built.

The next major change in this part of the city is likely to be the redevelopment of the much-criticised St James Centre hotel, offices and shopping complex

Here is another view of the bridge being installed:

Installing the new bridge over Leith Street on 23 November 2003

 

 

 

 

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