Thursday, 7 January 2016

Old Photograph Toll Bridge Eyemouth Scotland

Old photograph of the Toll Bridge over the River Eye to Eyemouth, Scotland. The practice of collecting tolls on bridges harks back to the days of ferry crossings where people paid a fee to be ferried across stretches of water. As boats became impractical to carry large loads, ferry operators looked for new sources of revenue. Having built a bridge, they hoped to recoup their investment by charging tolls for people, animals, vehicles, and goods to cross it.

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