Thank you to Patrick Hutton for sending me two recent photographs of
Bonnington Toll. The view above looks to the west across the
junction. The roads in the picture are, clockwise from bottom left:
- Pilrig Street, leading to the SE to Leith Walk at Pilrig.
- Bonnington Road, leading to the SW to Broughton.
- Newhaven Road, leading to the NW to Newhaven on the Firth of
Bonnington Road continues to the NE (out of picture on right) to Leith.
"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
road works beginning 22 Jan 2008, and I think the 'retail park'
(Comet, etc, all now closed) there is shortly to become Westpoint
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)
Patrick Hutton: January 20, 2008