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A building designed by Robert Adam in Charlotte Square, New Town
Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry
The Tay Rail Bridge across the Firth of Tay, Dundee
The Telford Bridge crossing the River Spey near Craigellachie - built by Thomas Telford in 1851
Scotland has a long heritage of producing some of the finest engineering minds in the world. Their legacy still stands today in the form of the iconic Forth Bridge, the grand Union Canal, innovative lighthouses and the masterpiece that is Edinburgh’s New Town.
Thomas Telford 1757 - 1834
The son of an Eskdalemuir shepherd, he served his apprenticeship as a stone mason, putting him in good stead as a civil engineer. His creations include the Dean Bridge in Edinburgh, the Caledonian Canal, linking the east and west coasts of Scotland and the Gotha Canal in Sweden.
Sir William Arrol 1839 - 1913
Born in Renfrewshire, the son of a spinner, two projects were to give Arrol his lasting fame. His engineering business constructed the new 85 span Tay Railway Bridge (1882-1887) and the cantilever Forth Railway Bridge (1883-1890).