"Bainsford Bridge, Falkirk"

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1910
Description
Tram on Bainsford Bridge. View of a tramcar travelling south on the Bainsford Bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal. The cantilever gantry supporting the overhead power cables is on the north bank. The tram conductor is standing upstairs. The street is busy and several people are observing the camera.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1910
Subject notes
The swing bridge was built to carry trams. The Caledonian Railway Company, which owned the canal, objected to the original gantries because they obstructed the towropes of the horse drawn barges. The tram company replaced them in 1906 with cantilevered gantries that spanned the towpath.
Accession number
P14472