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View from SE showing part of ESE front of Glasgow Bridge with railway bridge in background

SC 669035

Description View from SE showing part of ESE front of Glasgow Bridge with railway bridge in background

Date 31/1/1966

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 669035

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Broomielaw Bridge, Glasgow The first bridge on this site was built in 1768-72 to designs by William Mylne, architect, of Edinburgh. It was replaced in 1833-5 to a design by Thomas Telford. In 1894-9 this was replaced to designs by Blyth & Westland, retaining the profile, and some of the granite cladding of Telford's bridge. This shows the bridge from the south-east, showing the slenderness of the piers characteristic of the last generation of masonry bridges. Behind it is the first Central Station Bridge, designed by Blyth & Cunningham, and completed in 1878. The succession of bridges on this site was necessary to accommodate growing road traffic, especially, in the case of the 1890s bridge, horse-tram traffic. Until the 1920s this was the lowest road crossing of the River Clyde. It is still in use for main road traffic. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/66/1/17

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/669035

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