An historic Dundee lighthouse could move back to the waterside due to the ramp replacement work on the Tay Road Bridge.
The Telford Beacon, built by famed engineer Thomas Telford in the early 1820s, became redundant when it was landlocked as the city’s harbour gradually edged out.
It was moved to the Tay Road Bridge, when it was built in the 1960s, as a reminder of the city’s past.
However Dundee City Council is seeking permission from Historic Scotland to reposition the beacon nearer the water where its sister beacon used to sit, so that the ramp development can progress.
Experts are examining the structure’s foundations to find out more about the lighthouse.
A council spokesperson said, “The council is putting in an application to Historic Scotland to relocate the beacon to nearer the water due to the bridge ramp realignment project.
“Investigative work on the structure is currently under way.”
The ramp replacement work, which began this month, is described as a key element in the next phase of the massive project that will transform Dundee’s waterfront over the next 15 years.