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The 'Blue Bridge'.
The Jubilee Bridge (also known as the Blue Bridge) is a double leaf rolling bascule bridge which spans the River Dee at Queensferry. The bridge takes its name from the previous bridge which was completed in Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee year of 1897. By the 1960s shipping had ceased on the River Dee. The bridge's lifting mechanism was removed and the roadway fixed permanently in place. In 2005 the Jubilee Bridge was awarded Grade II listing.

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Album name:Mazda_Man / Frank's Album
Keywords:Dee crossing, Jubilee bridge, Blue Bridge, bascule bridge, River Dee, Grade II listed bridge,
Camera:Nikon D5200
Lens:Sigma 17-50mm f2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Editing Performed:Levels, curves, sharpening
File Size:892 KB
Date added:Feb 05, 2014
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Date Time:2014:02:05 15:19:17
DateTime Original:2014:02:04 13:05:01
DateTime digitized:2014:02:04 13:05:01
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alanuk  [Feb 05, 2014 at 06:17 PM]
I was wondering about whether it was still used as I could see the bridge beyond looked to be fixed from what we could see of it. It's very impressive, made more so by the colour, and a fine example of Victorian engineering. I'm pleased it's been listed and so hopefully safeguarded for future generations.
George  [Feb 05, 2014 at 07:22 PM]
What a lovely bridge, made all the more impressive, as Alan notes, by it's striking colour.
A nice sharp, bright shot with the added seagull for interest, like it loads.
Maybe would have cloned out the upturned hulls bottom right though.
Mazda_Man  [Feb 06, 2014 at 09:22 AM]
Mmmmmmmmmm! maybe a mistake purposely leaving the bits of hulls in. I did another shot where I left them out, if they need to be removed then that shot would be the better one. Cloning them out may leave a little too much bare greenery bottom right, but thanks for the comment George.
SteveT  [Feb 06, 2014 at 10:18 AM]
Nicely balanced shot looks good to me and I cannot add more than Alan and George well spotted and taken
Silversnapper  [Feb 06, 2014 at 02:33 PM]
What a fabulous looking bridge you've captured here Frank, the Victorians certainly knew how to build some striking edifices for us to photograph. Personally I'm not keen on the bridge being smack on the centre horizontal so I'd be tempted to crop the bottom to put the roadway on the bottom third horizontal and clone out what's left of the boat prow. Just to finish off I think I'd take out the slight overall blue cast. However, those are personal preferences and it's still a great shot.
Beermonsta  [Feb 06, 2014 at 07:46 PM]
A very interesting bridge and you have captured the detail and colours very nicely Frank.
Helen  [Feb 06, 2014 at 09:03 PM]
A smashing sharp shot of the bridge, plenty of details showing & the colour really sets the bridge off nicely.