The laying of the foundation stone of the new North Bridge.

This wonderful photo   is taken from a book  entitled  "The Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the New North Bridge Edinburgh 25th May 1896 - Revised and Re-written from the account of the proceedings in the Daily Papers of the Time ."  In it we can see the bridge under construction but we also get a glimpse of what the south end of it looked like before the construction of the Scotsman offices.  

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