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DOD Lecture Series: North Bridge Renovation

Tuesday 24 September 2019 12:00-13:00

The North Bridge was constructed over the period 1894-97, by Sir William Arrol & Co., who also constructed the Forth Rail Bridge. The North Bridge is a Grade A listed heritage site, connecting Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns and provides essential public transport links to the city. Since June 2018, Balfour Beatty have been the main contractors of the North Bridge Refurbishment project. As well as discussing the structure’s comprehensive history, the Balfour Beatty site management team will demonstrate some of the innovative technologies being used on the project, including some ‘behind the hoarding’ insights, 3D digital scanning and 360° photography.

This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series, organised by the Cockburn Association. Each day there are two lectures exploring different aspects of Edinburgh’s architectural heritage and global connections. On 28th and 29th September, 149 buildings across Edinburgh and East Lothian will be open to you to explore for free. Check out the programme on our website, or drop into your local library to pick up a physical copy.

About the Cockburn Association - The Edinburgh Civic Trust
The Cockburn Association, established in 1875, is the oldest civic amenity body in the UK and we are entirely independent from local and national government. We are regarded as an influential and authoritative charity and enjoy the support of a diverse range of individual, affiliate and corporate members. We are active throughout Edinburgh and work, largely through volunteers, to protect and enhance our outstanding environment for everyone.

Event Details

Doors Open Days Lecture Series: North Bridge Renovation
Balfour Beatty
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00
£3 (£2 students) | Tickets available online

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

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