This photo is taken from George McMaster's Collection. We are looking westward to the harbour from a few yards beyond the Water Bridge. The elegant arched stone railway bridge, which crosses the street in the distance, has been replaced by the less attractive iron one which we have today. The road to the left is Loudoun Street, the one to the right is Waterside. Not one structure which is seen here has survived to redevelopment of the area. Had the laws, then available to the local authority (Irvine Town Council), been used properly, this would have been designated as Conservation Area in 1967; instead of which, the area was completely wiped from the map by 1975.