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View looking SW showing deck of Glasgow Bridge with railway bridge in background

SC 669046

Description View looking SW showing deck of Glasgow Bridge with railway bridge in background

Date 31/1/1966

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 669046

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Central Station Railway Bridge, Glasgow This bridge was built for the Caledonian Railway in 1876-8 to designs by Blyth & Cunningham, engineers, Edinburgh, the contractors being Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd. It had three main spans, with shorter approach spans over roads on each side. This shows the main spans from the north-east during the demolition of the structure, looking along the deck of Glasgow Bridge. The arched ties between the bridge sides are replacements for the original bowed-truss ties at the level of the tops of the main girders. This original bridge became redundant following re-signalling of Central Station and its approaches, and was demolished in 1966-7, leaving only the pairs of granite-clad piers and the cast-iron arches linking each pair. Traffic is now handled by the new bridge built between 1899 and 1903. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/66/1/26

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/669046

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