Victoria Swing Bridge

The Victoria Swing Bridge is an impressive piece of engineering. Until the 1936 opening of the Kincardine Bridge it was the longest swing bridge in Britain.

Sadly, the deck of the bridge is rather dangerous nowadays. It certainly wouldn’t support normal traffic, and is treacherous underfoot when wet. But, if you look at the approach to where the bridge is jointed, you can still see the old dock railway system tracks. The same is visible at various points around The Shore and old docks area. Just enough to give a hint at how active Leith used to be.

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