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Glasgow, Glasgow Bridge View from ESE showing ESE front

SC 513943

Description Glasgow, Glasgow Bridge View from ESE showing ESE front

Date 1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 513943

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Glasgow Bridge, Jamaica Street, Glasgow This bridge replaced a bridge designed by Thomas Telford and built in 1833-5. The engineers for the replacement were Blyth and Westland, who originally proposed a four-arch structure, but had to build to the same profile as the Telford bridge. This view shows the bridge from the east. The bridge is wider than its predecessor, and is founded on steel caissons. The granite cladding came largely from the Telford bridge. To the rear is the second Central Station bridge (1899-1905). The widening of this bridge was occasioned partly by the growth of horse-tram traffic following the take-over by Glasgow Corporation of the tram services in the city. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/65/9


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) Papers of John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 513943) Glasgow, Glasgow Bridge View from ESE showing ESE front

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