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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby gap74 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:27 pm

The current renovations of the Schipka Pass site (it's being converted into a temporary park for the Commonwealth Games) have revealed a portal in the old bridge under London Road at the bottom (the former St Andrew Lane discussed on page 3 of this thread). Pic on this Twitter update:

https://twitter.com/PFProjects/status/4 ... 4104283137
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby Sharon » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:19 pm

Goodness. That was an unexpected picture! So much green.
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby cumbo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:44 pm

The name Schipka pass will be gone forever now.
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:57 pm

I wonder if anyone nicked the street sign? If so, I hope it was Bobby Pool.
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:31 pm

In the photo, it looks like the gates have been taken off the tunnel.

I wonder if we can get in ??? 8O
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby DickyHart » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:13 pm

New gate on it now, went down for a nosey.
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:09 pm

In a way, it's sad that it has gone - it was always something to stimulate the eye when you were standing at the bus stop next to the Coronation chippie getting soaked in the rain.... ::):
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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby ccoolc353 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:21 pm

gap74 wrote:The current renovations of the Schipka Pass site (it's being converted into a temporary park for the Commonwealth Games) have revealed a portal in the old bridge under London Road at the bottom (the former St Andrew Lane discussed on page 3 of this thread). Pic on this Twitter update:

https://twitter.com/PFProjects/status/4 ... 4104283137


This is now a ventilation shaft for the Glasgow Central Railway that passes underneath London Road

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:25 pm

I was down looking at this wee park today.

If they are going to complete it for the games, they better move it !

Here you can see the Bridge/Tunnel in the distance.

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:39 pm

Here is a closer view of the cast iron bridge/arch and the tunnel.

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:43 pm

An even closer view, with the date clearly visible. (1826)

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:50 pm

If you look to the right of the arch you will see the remains of a spiral stair.

I mentioned this back on page 3 of this thread next to the old Victorian photo.

The stairs allowed access from London Road down into St. Andrew lane, below Schipka Pass.

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:52 pm

Here is a closer view of the spiral staircase.

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:55 pm

This is looking up the stairs to London Road from the bottom of St. Andrew Lane.

I don't know if they intend to retain or renovate these stairs. Let's hope so !

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Re: Schipka Pass

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:59 pm

This is looking down the stairs from London Road. You can see they are laying cobbles at the tunnel mouth.

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