Clyde Bridges

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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:41 am

HollowHorn wrote:
crusty_bint wrote:the pursuit of more bridges on the Clyde!

So, exactly how many Bridges are there spanning the River Clyde :?:

It would be nice to have the types of bridge too. :wink: Photos of each Bridge would be even better :!:


Now there's a poser HH, how many bridges span the Clyde? We know how many are in Glasgow (20 to save you counting :wink: And 21 when the deck of the "Neptunes Way"/Tradeston/ bridge is complete), plus the Erskine bridge is 21(/22)... how many upstream of Dalmarnock tho?

(get yer Google Earth fired up there folx hehe)

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Postby Mori » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:23 pm

Yep Neptunes way is canceld folks, cheaper designs to follow.


Sat 4 Mar 2006

A bridge too far over-budget
AMBITIOUS designs for a foot-bridge spanning the Clyde
have been abandoned by Glasgow City Council after it was discovered that they would come in unacceptably over-budget. million.This article: http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=328232006

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Postby Simba » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:56 pm

I told you it would result in tired legs! ;)
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:37 pm

Is it just me, or does the post title - Clyde Bridges - sound like a film star from the 50s?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:16 am

His nephew Beau was in last week's episode of My Name is Earl.

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Postby Pripyat » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:03 pm

crusty_bint wrote:
HollowHorn wrote:
crusty_bint wrote:the pursuit of more bridges on the Clyde!

So, exactly how many Bridges are there spanning the River Clyde :?:

It would be nice to have the types of bridge too. :wink: Photos of each Bridge would be even better :!:


Now there's a poser HH, how many bridges span the Clyde? We know how many are in Glasgow (20 to save you counting :wink: And 21 when the deck of the "Neptunes Way"/Tradeston/ bridge is complete), plus the Erskine bridge is 21(/22)... how many upstream of Dalmarnock tho?

(get yer Google Earth fired up there folx hehe)

:D


Crusty, upstream from Dalmarnock there is a few more, but
we seem to loose high definition google earth on the way to
Blantyre :( Looking at the OS mapping site at present.
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:18 pm

The answer to how many bridges is in

Innes MacLeod and Margaret Gilroy, Discovering the River Clyde (Edinburgh: John Donald, 1997).

Avaialble used from Amazon for £1.99.
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Postby Pripyat » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:25 pm

Ronnie wrote:The answer to how many bridges is in

Innes MacLeod and Margaret Gilroy, Discovering the River Clyde (Edinburgh: John Donald, 1997).

Avaialble used from Amazon for £1.99.


Cheers for the info Ronnie, will have a look into that.
Oh, P.S. I hope Innes and Margaret took into account
the big bloody plank I put down as a footpath at
the rivers source :wink:
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Postby Gazza » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:45 pm

I was in a good position on Saturday morning to take some pictures of the centre section of the bridge being lifted into position...

Quite a feat of engineering!

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Postby Vladimir » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:50 pm

Its a shame it looks so cheap :(
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Postby Mori » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:19 pm

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Postby HollowHorn » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:10 am

Vladimir wrote:Its a shame it looks so cheap :(

A tad squinty into the bargain. Nice pics guys.
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Postby MotoMad » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:33 pm

I think that bridge will look great when its finished myself :D
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Postby Socceroo » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:05 pm

I just read be_happy's post that started off this thread back on the 01st May last year.

Superb post really informative. If anyone has not read it yet i would sincerely recommend it.
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Postby glasgowken » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:05 pm

Maybe a daft question, is this new bridge going to be open to all ? Will it not be swamped with cars ?
I'm glad there's another road crossing, but it just seems so narrow.
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