a tram passes under Trinity Bridge. The tram is travelling through the
picture from left to right, leaving Trinity Crescent and entering Lower Granton
Road leading to Granton Square, about 3/4 mile further west.
tram is presumably on a 'Churchhill and Granton Circle' route. The
destination blind on the back of the tram reads 'Churchhill'. The two tram
tracks on this route reduce to a single track to pass under the bridge.
road up the hill in the background with two cars is Trinity Road. The cars in
the background look to me to be models from the 1950, possibly an Austin A40 and
an Armstrong Siddeley or similar, so the photo was probably taken in the early-
or mid-1950s. (Trams stopped running in Edinburgh in 1956.)
There are railway adverts under the bridge, and a large advert for Players' cigarettes ('Players
Please'). The advert on the side of the tram is for Tide soap powder
('Tide Washes Cleanest').
railway from Waverley station to Granton Harbour used to pass over this bridge,
then along an embankment, to Granton Harbour. The railway bridge and
embankment have now been removed, but the double bend in the road remains,
carrying single file traffic, controlled by traffic lights.
There are now (in 2009) plans to realign the road
here, removing the double bend.