This previously unseen photo was taken on the day the Railway Bridges were removed at Hunthill Road.
Looking up toward Kirkton along Hunthill Road, the police car is parked near the top of Stonefield Crescent. A crawler crane is in place with the burning of girders already commenced on the underside of the bridge.
Incredibly, the road remains open with stop / go boards, perhaps though only letting pedestrians through. In the background, beyond the former school is the old Parish Church Hall.
I haven’t got the exact date for this but seeing the bridges removed by the 1963 map, this is most likely the late 1950’s or very early 1960s. The railways were dismantled already by this time. This was just one of TWO bridges in this immediate location, the other immediately behind the camera out the photo.
If you know the exact year, please do let me know!
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