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Glasgow, 703 Great Western Road, Botanic Gardens, Footbridge

Footbridge (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 703 Great Western Road, Botanic Gardens, Footbridge

Classification Footbridge (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kelvinside; River Kelvin

Canmore ID 121413

Site Number NS56NE 83.05

NGR NS 56969 67553

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Govan (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 83.05 56969 67553

Not to be confused with Kirklee Footbridge (NS 56874 68041), for which see NS56NE 83.06.

Foot Bridge [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1973.

Footbridge in Botanic Gardens, over River Kelvin, built c. 1890. A neat three-span plate-girder bridge, with elegant cast-iron railings.

J R Hume 1974.

The elegant cast-iron balustraded, plate-girder footbridge was thrown across the Kelvin to bring the wooded N bank of the river within the gardens at the extension of 1892-3.

E Williamson, A Riches and M Higgs 1990.

The Botanic Gardens Footbridge was built around 1890, and is an attractive three-span plate-girder bridge with elegant cast-iron railings. It formerly made the gardens more accessible from North Kelvinside, prior to the construction of the Queen Margaret Drive Bridge (NS56NE 2241), and currently links the main part of the Botanic Gardens to the Walkway on the N bank of the river.

D Boyce 1996.

This bridge carries a footpath across the River Kelvin within the area of the botanic gardens (NS56NE 83.00); it remains in regular use. The river here forms the boundary between the parishes of Govan (to the S) and Glasgow (to the N).

The location cited is for the centre of the span, which appears to extend from NS c. 56977 67570 to NS c. 56966 67539.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 December 2005.


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