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Glasgow, Glasgow Green, St Andrew's Suspension Bridge View showing chain link and part of suspension rod

SC 513889

Description Glasgow, Glasgow Green, St Andrew's Suspension Bridge View showing chain link and part of suspension rod

Date 1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 513889

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content St Andrew's Suspension Bridge, Glasgow Green and Moffat Street, Glasgow This suspension footbridge was built to replace a ferry used by workers in the mills on the south bank of the Clyde, who lived in the east end of Glasgow. It was designed by Neil Robson, engineer, and Charles O'Neill, architect of the pylon ironwork. This view shows part of the suspension system used. There are two suspension chains on each side, and this shows how the load on each suspender rod is transmitted to the chains, not ideal, but effective. The quality of the pylon design was due to the location of the bridge on Glasgow Green, then a fashionable park. The two chains on each side, give the span additional stiffness, needed as this was a heavily used bridge. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/62/14

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/513889

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