LEITH STREET CHOP

The Greenside Link is no more. 

In still conditions during the small hours of this morning, contractors succeeded in cutting it at either end and gently lowering the central section by crane onto the development site beside the ruins of the King James Hotel. 

If you compare the photo below with the one we posted yesterday, you’ll notice not a lot has changed.

Except for a sudden abundance of thin air.

The distinctive bendy shape of the bridge was designed to artfully span entry points at either end which were not directly opposite each other. Those bespoke dimensions are not suitable for immediate re-use elsewhere.

Hence, the remains will now be sold for scrap.

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Leith Street
55° 57' 17.532" N, 3° 11' 13.6572" W