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

Thursday 25 April 2024

Renfrew Bridge

 The first section of a new bridge connecting Renfrew with Yoker has arrived in Glasgow from the Netherlands.

The Renfrew Bridge will be the first opening road bridge across the River Clyde, which will open for passing ships.

It is a two-lane road bridge for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

The bridge is being delivered in two parts - with the second section due to arrive in late-May - and will open to the public later in the year.

Built in the Netherlands, the south section of the 603ft (184m) bridge arrived on the River Clyde after travelling for seven days on a barge across the English Channel and Irish Sea.

Text courtesy of BBC Scotland. 

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Mauldslie Bridge

 Mauldslie Bridge is a three-segmental-arch bridge in Dalserf, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It crosses the River Clyde between the A72 road and the former location of Mauldslie Castle. Built in 1861, and now a Category A listed structure, the bridge is believed to be the work of David Bryce. Mauldslie Castle West Lodge and archway stands at the western end of the bridge. 

The bridge was built for James Hozier, 2nd Baron Newlands, to serve the now demolished Mauldslie Castle.

Monday 19 June 2023

Hyndford Bridge

 Hyndford Bridge built 1773, engineer Alexander Stevens. A 4-span bridge with segmental arches of unequal size. The arch rings are of dressed stone.

The bridge carries the A73 over the Clyde about two miles south-east of Lanark.

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.