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St Marks Bridge

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St Marks Bridge
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From:  Powderhall
To:  Warriston
Highway Authority
Opening Date
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Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge

St Marks Bridge carries Warriston Road in Edinburgh across the Water of Leith. It is a modern pre-stressed concrete bridge built in 1956. It replaces an earlier iron bridge dating back to 1863. Before that, a path approached from either side and there was a ford across the river, with stepping stones still visible in the water just upstream.

Warriston Road is a narrow, partly one-way road which runs from Canonmills on the B901, along the Water of Leith then across at St Marks Bridge and north past Warriston Crematorium to Ferry Road (A902) at Goldenacre. To the south of the bridge is modern housing and retail units, partly replacing earlier commercial sites at Powderhall and the old Powderhall dog track. To the north are the leafy environs of Warriston Cemetery and St Marks Park.

The area is somewhat prone to flooding if the Water of Leith is particularly high, with river walls just upstream breached in 2000. There are footbridges nearby, with the nearest road bridges at Canonmills to the southwest and Bonnington Bridge on Newhaven Road to the east.

St Marks Bridge
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