Bonnington Toll

Sandstone Bridge Abutment  -  Might it soon be demolished?

Looking to the NE

2008

Sandstone Bridge Abutment at Bonnington Toll - January 2008

Patrick Hutton, New Town, Edinburgh                                    Photograph taken 20 January 2008

 

Bonnington Toll

Thank you to Patrick Hutton for sending me two recent photographs of Bonnington Toll.  The view above looks down Bonnington Road towards Bonnington Toll.

Patrick wrote:

"I have a strong suspicion that the big red sandstone bridge abutment at Bonnington Toll is about to be swept away.

There have been signs advising roadworks beginning 22 Jan 2008, and I think the 'retail park' (Comet, etc, all now closed) there is shortly to become Westpoint Homes housing.

This bridge abutment was part of the old Caledonian freight line to Leith, via Victoria Park, Leith Walk and Seafield.  Photos of the bridge (bowstring girder) are rare."

Patrick Hutton:  January 20, 2008

Here is the other photograph taken by Patrick Hutton at Bonnington Toll on January 20, 2008.  This view looks to the west across the road junction towards the bridge abutment at Bonnington Toll.

 Sandstone Bridge Abutment at Bonnington Toll - January 2008

 

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