Opening of Bonnybridge bridge over canal

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1. Bonnybridge Photographic Society
2. Unknown
Production date
1900
Description
View of the opening ceremony of a bascule bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal at Bonnybridge. The bridge and surrounding area is crowded with official guests and spectators. All are wearing hats, the men wearing top hats, bowlers, flat caps or boaters (straw hats). Union flags are flying.
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Production date
1900
Subject notes
Up until 1900 the only connection between north and south Bonnybridge was a pend (a road under the canal). It became a great source of discontent as it was often flooded. In 1893 'The Falkirk Herald' called it 'the crying evil of the district'.
Accession number
P00099

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