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GREAT WESTERN ROAD BRIDGE OVER RIVER KELVIN (Ref:32197)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 20/05/1986.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5744 6698.

Description

Bell and Miller, engineers; Morrison and Mason, contractors; Sir W Arrol, iron and steel work. Begun April 1890, opened September 1891. 4-span depressed arch cast-iron road bridge; 2 main arches spanning River Kelvin, 2 smaller outer arches over banks; eastern most spans South Woodside Road to which it is linked by a scale and platt stair. Abutments, piers and approach walls of red and grey granite; ribs to spans and parapets of cast-iron. Square of octagonal engaged pillars with foliate capitals support crenellated parapet enclosing top of pier. Main span 9 ribs; outermost with nailhead detail to archring arris, traceried spandrels and City of Glasgow arms; 6 ribs to subsidiary arches. Cast-iron traceried parapet linking crenellated piers; latter with polished red granite plaque commemorating official opening of the bridge. Stairway to South Woodside Road - stone scale and platt stair with traceried parapet supported on cast-iron columns.

Notes

Built on the site of a previous bridge (1840) fragments of the piers of the old structure survive. Total cost of new bridge £38,578. Granite from Kemnay and Corennie.

References

shown on 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map (circa 1892). John R Hume, Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow (1974) p160. Williamson, Riches and Higgs, Buildings of Scotland: Glasgow (1990), p629. RCAHMS and Jelle Muylle, Glasgow Corporation Water Works Related Structures, Phase II: Milngavie / Craigmaddie reservoirs and Glasgow City Centre Supply Distribution (survey report, not published, 2008).

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