Waverley Bridge

Tunnel under construction and Old Town

Thomas Vernon Begbie  -  late 1850s

Waverley Bridge with new tunnel being built - looking towards Old Town

Waverley Bridge - Tunnel under construction and Edinburgh Old Town - Photograph by Begbie

MAPS for Begbie photos:     Central Edinburgh -  West

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints: City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

  

Waverley Bridge

Tunnel under construction and Old Town

View along Waverly Bridge in 1858, with construction works to create a new tunnel for the railway immediately ahead.

In the background, the Old Town of Edinburgh, with the steeple of St Giles Cathedral on the skyline, behind the smoking chimney on the right.

The destruction of buildings in the middle-distance is to make way for the creation of Cockburn Street.

 

  Buildings:    Canongate Tolbooth     Castle     Free Church    General Post Office Holyrood     John Knox     Maule's   Monuments   Galleries   Old Town     Royal High School     St Giles    St Mary's    Scott Monument    Schools + Hospitals   Looking down

 

 

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