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Renfrew, Inchinnan Road, Rolling Lift Bridge Over White Cart

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Renfrew, Inchinnan Road, Rolling Lift Bridge Over White Cart

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) White Cart Water; Bascule Bridge

Canmore ID 113266

Site Number NS46NE 45

NGR NS 49364 67837

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Renfrew (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes

Renfrew, Inchinnan Road, Rolling Lift Bridge Over the White Cart. This Scherzer rolling lift bridge was designed and built by Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd, Engineers & Contractors, Glasgow and was completed in 1923/4.The Main Control Cabin contains the electrically driven lifting mechanism [driven by a 3-phase 400 volt 50 horse-power induction motor made by Metropolitan Vickers of Manchester and Sheffield, and the electrical equipment by 'I Granic of London, Bedford'. There is the Out-house which houses the back-up diesel-powered generator situated in basement, showing (right) Brush of Loughborough 3-phase 400 volt generator (made in 1948), driven by engine made by AEC of Southall

Information from Mr J Gray, Renfrew District.

Visted by RCAHMS (MKO), January 1997.


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