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Tay Road Bridge designer commemorated in mural

Tay Road Bridge mural Image copyright Supplied
Image caption Martin McGuinness and Fraser Gray's mural has been funded by a £20,000 grant

The designer of the Tay Road Bridge has been commemorated in a mural celebrating the crossing's 50th anniversary.

Dundee art college graduates Fraser Gray and Martin McGuinness and their team have spent a month transforming concrete supports under the bridge.

One pillar features a detail of the bridge's designer William Fairhurst, who died in 1982.

The mural has been funded by a £20,000 grant.

The artists are both graduates of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD).

Mr Gray said: "Every time I come back to Dundee, DJCAD is always involved in something new with the city.

"It's a great community and support network to be a part of."

Alan Hutchison, Tay Road Bridge manager, said:"This is a great way to begin our 50th anniversary celebrations of the bridge that has meant so much to so many people over the years.

"Fraser and Martin are doing a fantastic job and we're very much looking forward to seeing the end result."

Image caption William Fairhurst is commemorated on one of the pillars

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