The main development of the city has been to the north of the river, which is crossed by numerous bridges and flanked by fine quays and promenades.
The navigation of the stream is considerably obstructed by sandbanks, but vessels of 200 tons can unload at the quays, which, with the town and Friarton harbours, lie below the South Inch.
The opening of the railway enabled it to compete successfully with Alicante, and revived the mining and metallurgical industries, while considerable sums were expended on bringing the coast and land defences up to date, and adding new quays, docks and other harbour works.
Long, and with quays and jetties along the Gabbari foreshore.
Piers, quays, warehouses and cooperages in connexion with the fishing industry.