This photo was issued as a press release during the late 1920’s to show the danger of the bad bend at Spittal, prior to the road re-alignment work.
The road leaving Blantyre crosses over the Priory Bridge where the vehicle is, an area now situated in the middle of woodland. The road in the foreground had the tram lanes lifted and was realigned straight out the picture to the right, avoiding this bad bend and eventually closing it off. The road at the background now the entrance into Caldergrove, you can just about see the former lodge house in the back right.
With thanks to Gordon Cook for sharing.
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