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Glasgow Bridge, Forth And Clyde Canal, Swing Bridge

Swing Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow Bridge, Forth And Clyde Canal, Swing Bridge

Classification Swing Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 91720

Site Number NS67SW 46

NGR NS 6346 7301

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Cadder (Strathkelvin-du)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Strathkelvin
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS67SW 46.00 6346 7301

NS67SW 46.01 NS 6345 7302 Culvert (interim replacement).

A photographic survey was undertaken, during September 1999, in order to enhance and augment the National Monuments Record Scotland holdings.

Visited by RCAHMS(MMD), August 1999.

Architecture Notes

This bridge, carrying the A803 over the canal, has undergone restoration and provides access to Kirkintilloch.

The Forth and Clyde Canal Guidebook 1991.

This bridge was originally a swing bridge. It was culverted (NS67SW 46.01) after the closure of the canal, but was re-opened as a bridge in 1990. This concrete structure represents one of the first culvert replacements undertaken in order to assist the resumption of navigation on the canal.

There is a basin just to the W of this bridge, with a launching slip for craft.

H Brown 1997.

This bridge is clearly marked on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Lanarkshire 1864, sheet i).

The basin, however, is not visible on the 1st or 2nd edition maps or the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1990).

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 26 September 2000.

Glasgow, Forth & Clyde Canal.

ARCHITECT: John Smeaton, 1764.


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