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wade's bridge at aberfeldy - b&w
by tom gomez
- Artist Notes
- Lt. General Wade’s Bridge at Aberfeldy in the Breadalbane region of Highland Perthshire (Breadalbane means “Highland Scotland” in Gaelic).
Designed by William Adam, Scotland’s best architect. The total cost was £3,596 or, in today’s terms, over £1m.
The bridge was first opened to traffic at the end of October 1733. Wade regarded it the greatest of his considerable achievements in road-making. In 9 years he had personally supervised the construction of over 250 miles of military roads in the Highlands – the first engineered roads in Britain since Roman times.
lt is now the only one of Wade’s 35 major bridges to remain in use as a public highway. Built for 18th century wheeled carriages, it survives to the 21st century as a great memorial to a great roadbuilding engineer.
More about tom gomez
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- lothian, scotland, uk
- Artist Biography
I am an East coast photographer, based in South Queensferry, Scotland, about 10 miles from Edinburgh (the capital city of Scotland).
My varied photographic collection comes from many parts of the world and are mostly landscapes, seascapes, streetscapes, castles, churches, other buildings and bri ...
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