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Showing posts with label Bridges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bridges. Show all posts

Friday, 6 December 2013

Bells Bridge

Constructed in 1988 to link the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre with the Glasgow garden festivalsite.
Bells Bridge comprises three spans,two of which are suspended by cable stays from a needle shaped pylon.
The cable stayed spans can rotate horizontally on the south pier to allow passage for larger vessels.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tidal Weir

There have been many arguments by engineers throughout the years for and against a weir on this part of the Clyde,which is a short walk upriver from the famous Bromielaw.

The first tidal weir was completed in 1901,it lasted until 1941 when its foundations gave way.
The present steel weir was completed in 1949 [Engineer FGM Stoney] the weir carries large diameter pipes across the Clyde,but its main purpose is to maintain upstream water levels.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

St Andrews Suspension Bridge

St Andrews suspension bridge in Glasgow Green was built in 1854 by Charles O'Neil and the engineer Neil Robson.

The bridge connects the Green to Hutchesontown . With its fluted cast Iron Corinthian columns this little bridge comes as a surprise to many who only know the more visible suspension bridge in Clyde Street. There was originally a toll for this little bridge of 2d a week.