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Leith Docks, Albert Dock with Swing Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9792 / 55°58'45"N

Longitude: -3.1654 / 3°9'55"W

OS Eastings: 327377

OS Northings: 676861

OS Grid: NT273768

Mapcode National: GBR 8V4.B3

Mapcode Global: WH6SF.BZX4

Entry Name: Leith Docks, Albert Dock with Swing Bridge

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364843

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27590

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

A M Rendel and G Robertson, engineers, 1869. Rectangular-shaped wet dock with masonry walls, 1100 ft long, 450 ft wide; 2 masonry slipways to E. Stone flagged and setted quayside with bollards, railway tracks and 3 travelling cranes (8 ton, 1950). Cast-iron, plate girder parallel swing bridge to W with post and chain barriers to perimeter and gearing house kiosk flanking.

Statement of Interest

The Albert Dock was the first dock in Scotland to be equipped with an hydraulic crane, which still survives today to the W and is a Scheduled Monument. The swing bridge is at NT 2718 7695; there is a further swing bridge to E listed with the Edinburgh Dock, crossing the area between basins.

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