Canonmills Bridge

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Canonmills Bridge
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From:  New Town, Edinburgh
To:  Inverleith, Edinburgh
Location
Edinburgh
County
Midlothian
Highway Authority
Edinburgh
Opening Date
1956
On road(s)
B901

Canonmills Bridge carries the B901 in Edinburgh across the Water of Leith.

The original bridge was a single arch built in 1766-67. It was designed by William Mylne, a master mason, architect, and civil engineer, who also designed the Yair Bridge over the River Tweed and built the original North Bridge in Edinburgh in 1769 - which unfortunately collapsed shortly before completion. This bridge fared slightly better, lasting until it was demolished in 1840. The replacement, comprising 3 arches, was built in 1840. It was widened in 1897 by Mr Proudfoot, the City Road Surveyor.

Canonmills was a medieval settlement, used by monks at Holyrood Abbey for a mill, hence its name. Today the bridge lies in a busy neighbourhood surrounded by shops and bars. The south approach to the bridge contains a row of low buildings used as a restaurant and for retail; their exact date is unclear but they precede the 1853 OS mapping. There was a plan in the early 2010s to demolish these and replace them with flats, but this seems to have been rejected.



Canonmills Bridge
Other nearby roads
EdinburghA1 • A1140 • A199 • A6095 • A6096 (Edinburgh) • A6106 • A68 • A7 • A70 • A700 • A701 • A702 • A703 • A71 • A720 • A772 • A7a • A8 • A89 • A9 • A90 • A900 • A901 • A902 • A903 • A904 • A982 (Edinburgh) • B1350 • B6415 • B700 • B701 • B7030 • B900 • B901 • B9080 • B9085 • B924 • Borders Historic Route • E100 • E15 • E16 • E31 (via Newcastle) • E32 (Old System) • EuroVelo 12 • Fife Coastal Tourist Route • Forth Valley Tourist Route • M8 • M9 • M90 • NCN1 • NCN75 • NCN754 • NCN76 • T1 (Britain) • T26 (Britain) • T27 (Britain) • T86 (Britain) • T89 (Britain) • West Approach Road • ZC11 (Edinburgh) • ZC12 (Edinburgh) • ZC13 (Edinburgh) • ZC14 (Edinburgh) • ZC15 (Edinburgh) • ZC16 (Edinburgh) • ZC17 (Edinburgh) • ZC18 (Edinburgh) • ZC19 (Edinburgh) • ZC1 (Edinburgh) • ZC20 (Edinburgh) • ZC21 (Edinburgh) • ZC22 (Edinburgh) • ZC23 (Edinburgh) • ZC24 (Edinburgh) • ZC25 (Edinburgh) • ZC26 (Edinburgh) • ZC27 (Edinburgh) • ZC28 (Edinburgh) • ZC29 (Edinburgh) • ZC2 (Edinburgh) • ZC30 (Edinburgh) • ZC31 (Edinburgh) • ZC32 (Edinburgh) • ZC33 (Edinburgh) • ZC3 (Edinburgh) • ZC43 (Edinburgh) • ZC45 (Edinburgh) • ZC4 (Edinburgh) • ZC5 (Edinburgh) • ZC6 (Edinburgh)
Crossings of the Water of Leith, and Tributaries
Balerno Bridge • Colinton Bridge • Colt Bridge • Dean Bridge • Stock Bridge (Edinburgh) • Canonmills Bridge • St Marks Bridge • Bonnington Bridge • West Bowling Green Street Bridge • Junction Bridge • Sandport Place Bridge • Bernard Street Bridge • Victoria Bridge