The Telford beacon is a lighthouse that once guarded over the entry between King William IV Dock and the tidal harbour. Named after the famed engineer Thomas Telford, this category B structure survived the infilling of the harbour when the Tay Road Bridge was constructed but became landlocked by the road network.
Keen to preserve the heritage of Dundee’s waterfront an ambitious project saw the 170 year-old beacon relocated to the water’s edge. The project involved lifting the entire beacon in one piece and whilst keeping it upright transporting it to its new location overlooking the River Tay. View the Timelapse Video here
During June/July 2018 work will be undertaken at the Telford Light to construct the Black Watch Parade - a walkway/cycleway which will connect the City Quay area, Tay Road Bridge and the V&A Dundee alongside the River Tay. This route will also form part of the Green Circular recreational route and National Cycle Route (route 77) and will complete a final link in the flood defences around the Tay Road Bridge. Diversions will be in place for bridge users during these works.