"I have seen Willie Arthur's horse up to the girths in water when the tide was in but it always made it. It seemed to be tempting providence but he must have known the horse's capabilities."
The image below shows a crowded footbridge on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue of Alexander Selkirk in 1885. This picture, and a number of others from that day, can be found in the book 'Sea Toun of Largo' by Ivy Jardine. A decade later the bridge was in a bad way and needed repair. Despite hope in 1903 that "a substantial stone and lime bridge and sea wall to complete the road between Lundin Links and Lower Largo" would be built, proposals could not be agreed (Courier, 14 August). They would have to wait another 11 years.