SAW019576 SCOTLAND (1948). Forth Rail Bridge and Hawes Pier, South Queensferry. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [SAW019576] Forth Rail Bridge and Hawes Pier, South Queensferry. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference SAW019576
Date 1948
Link Canmore Collection item 1314961
Place name
Parish DALMENY
District CITY OF EDINBURGH
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 313585, 678649
Longitude / Latitude -3.3855066764726, 55.993053387823
National Grid Reference NT136786

Pins

Passenger Ferry at Hawes Pier in South Queensferry. The ferry continued to operate until the new road bridge opened in 1964. The new road crossing now under construction will be really magnificent. It's amazing to think that the scene in this photo (ie a ferry) had been going for centuries before and is still well within living memory. Until 1964 if you didn't use the ferry at Quuensferry the next crossing over the Forth was at Kincardine about 20 miles upstream and the first road crossing point over the Forth. The new bridge really did change life in 1964!

Chells809
Saturday 11th of May 2013 12:31:31 PM
this is either "Queen Margaret" or "Robert the Bruce" if this photo is 1948. The third ferry ("Dundee") had a single large funnel.

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 06:16:06 PM
Dalmeny Station

Chells809
Saturday 11th of May 2013 12:25:46 PM

User Comment Contributions

Not only does this pic show one of the wonders of British engineering from an unusual angle (the rail bridge), it shows the ferry that used to connect both sides of the Firth of Forth until 1964 - well within living memory!



With the new road crossing of the River Forth now under construction this would be a great pic to show 'the way we used to live' and how what was once a great geographical and physical barrier (the River Forth) was conquered by the amazing achievements of two generations of the road bridge.

Chells809
Sunday 9th of June 2013 10:02:10 PM