The History of Leith

March 3, 2013

The swing bridge

The swing bridge over
the entrance of the Edinburgh Dock, and which
weighs 400 tons, has hydraulic machinery of a nature
so delicate that it was opened on the above
occasion by a boy four years of age, a younger son
of theresident engineer. It cost ,£15,000 (c 1883)

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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