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Gorgie Road Bridge

A narrow single-arched bridge which crosses the Water of Leith at the southeastern entrance to Saughton Park in W Edinburgh, the Gorgie Road Bridge is located 2 miles (3 km) west southwest of the city centre. This unpretentious little bridge was built in 1907 to provide an entrance to the Scottish National Exhibition, which took place in the park the following year. It has a single span of 9.1m (30 feet). Its method of construction was unusual for the time; it is possibly the earliest surviving example in Scotland of a reinforced-concrete bridge, built using the Mouchel-Hennebique system. Edinburgh's City Architect, Robert Morham (1839 - 1912), directed the project.


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