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Falshaw Bridge

A pretty little bridge which carries Glenogle Road over the Water of Leith in the Stockbridge district of NW Edinburgh. It is named after Sir James Falshaw (1810-89), who opened the bridge in May 1877. He was Lord Provost of Edinburgh and later Chairman of the North British Railway Company. The engineer was David Proudfoot and the contractor Peter Shaw. It replaced an earlier wooden footbridge which lay on the site of an ancient ford. The original iron Falshaw Bridge was later replaced with a pre-stressed concrete structure by Edinburgh Corporation.


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