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Glasgow, Dalmarnock Road, Former Dalmarnock Bridges

Road Bridge(S) (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Dalmarnock Road, Former Dalmarnock Bridges

Classification Road Bridge(S) (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Rutherglen; River Clyde

Canmore ID 277711

Site Number NS66SW 964

NGR NS 6172 6265

NGR Description NS c. 6172 6265

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS66SW 964 c. 6172 6265

For successor and present bridge (at the same location), see NS66SW 102.

Wooden bridges were built here [at Dalmarnock Bridge] in 1821 and 1848.

E Williamson, A Riches and M Higgs 1990.

These bridges formerly carried Dalmarnock Road across the River Clyde, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Glasgow (to the N) and Rutherglen (to the S).

The cited location is derived from that of the present bridge.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 December 2005.


Construction (1821)

Wooden bridge which superceeded a ford.

Construction (1848)

Replacement for wooden bridge of 1820/21.

Project (2007)

This project was undertaken to input site information listed in 'Civil engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' by R Paxton and J Shipway, 2007.

Publication Account (2007)

The 1891 bridge replaced a wooden one of 1820–21, superseding a ford, which was replaced by another timber

bridge in 1848. This bridge, in turn, was renewed in 1887, after a temporary timber bridge with ten spans of 32 ft costing £1105 had been erected alongside by Alex. Eadie to accommodate traffic while the present bridge was being built. These bridges confirm about three decades as the life of a timber bridge in the Scottish climate.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

Reproduced fopm 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.


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