Leith Street

1975

Fire engines facing south in Leith Street

'The Bridge to Nowhere' is in the background

Fire engines facing south in Leith Street  -  'The Bridge to Nowhere' is in the background

    Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England

Leith Street  -  1975

Here, fire engines can be seen near the top of Leith Street, facing south, towards Edinburgh

In the background is what became known as 'The Bridge to Nowhere'.  The bridge crosses Leith Street from St James Centre to what was to be a new housing development on the east side of the street - but the housing development was never built.

Howeve the Omni Centre multi-cinema complex and an underground car park has now been built on the east side of Leith Street

Omni Centre

   View from Greenside Place, beside the Omni Centre looking to Calton Hill

 and the 'Bridge to Nowhere' has been replaced by a new bridge.

New Bridge

   Installing the new bridge over Leith Street on 23 November 2003

Here is a view of fire engines on the opposite side of Leith Street.

Fire engines facing north in Princes Street.  Register House is in the background.

 

Fire Brigade

Fire Stations

The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

Fire Engines

 A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine outside Braid Place Fire Station

Recent Photos

   Fire at  Union Street, Edinburgh  -  13 March 1993

  

 

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