Though it’s been partially closed since 2018 for repairs, traditionally North Bridge has performed a vital role in conveying the bulk of traffic between the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, which it was built to link.
Having replaced an older stone bridge constructed in the 1770s, the current incarnation of the bridge was opened in 1897, and its south west extent was famously home to The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News for much of the 20th century.
We have dug deep through the picture archives to bring you 19 photos showing the historic North Bridge through the years.
1. Scaffolding in Edinburgh 1990
Scaffolding covers almost all of Edinburgh's North Bridge, including the North British (NB) hotel in January 1990. Photo: Albert Jordan
2. The Scotsman Building at night
North Bridge and The Scotsman offices at night, 1998. Photo: IAN RUTHERFORD
3. Arnotts store 1981
Exterior of Arnotts department store on North Bridge Edinburgh, August 1981. Photo: Unknown
4. Women in summer dresses in Edinburgh
Four women with summer dresses on make their way to work on North Bridge, Edinburgh, 1960s. Photo: Albert Jordan