‘Bridgescapes: Scotland’s Bridge Building Heritage’ by L. Bruce Keith

Our first museum talk of the 2019 season kicks off on the 22nd of May, 6pm, with ‘Bridgescapes: Scotland’s Bridge Building Heritage’ by L. Bruce Keith.

Join us for a fascinating journey through Scotland’s Bridge Building Heritage. Scotland boasts a rich and varied heritage. Its landscapes and history combine to provide a legacy of human endeavour, ingenuity and endurance. Within that heritage lies a tangible and functional element of Man’s Creation – the bridge – linking lands and communities while providing a structural artefact and landscape element that reaches beyond its primary purpose as transport infrastructure.

As author John Buchan said: The bridge is a symbol of mans conquest of nature. History social, economic and military clusters more thickly about bridges than about towns and citadels. Bruce Keith authored Bridgescapes in 2017, which is a journey through history celebrating this heritage, finding voice in the challenges to the traveller and the achievements of the engineers and architects in creating solutions as part of the country’s road, rail and canal networks.

Tickets are £5, including refreshments and museum entry. Members can attend the talk for free.

You can book directly by calling 01382 455196 / info@dmoft.co.uk and pay on the night. The museum will open at 5:30pm and close at 7:30pm.

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