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William Mylne


1734 - 1790

Architect. Born in Edinburgh into a family of noted architects, he was the great-grandson of Robert Mylne (1633 - 1710). Collaborated with his more notable brother Robert Mylne (1734 - 1811) on several projects. He built the first North Bridge in Edinburgh, but it collapsed as it was nearing completion (1769), resulting in a lengthy dispute with the Town Council and delaying its completion until 1772. Mylne left for the USA shortly thereafter.


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