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Postby AlanM » Wed May 17, 2006 7:53 am

maxpower wrote:What exactly are the rules now at Partick Cross? I drove through it about a month ago and, having only basic knowledge of the junction as it is, couldn't understand exactly what was now a 'no go' route and what wasn't. Seeing a sign that said 'No left turn', and then seeing half a dozen cars doing a left turn didn't help matters!


You are no longer allowed to turn right from Dumbarton Rd onto Byres Rd, your supposed to use Church St instead. Not sure if there are other restrictions.
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Postby retired tiger » Wed May 17, 2006 7:56 am

Going west on Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross no right turn into Byres Road is allowed. This was changed with the least 'New road priorities' I have seen. The sign warning of the set up is back at the 'Clinic' pub, (the yellow one).
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Postby AlanM » Wed May 17, 2006 8:09 am

retired tiger wrote:Going west on Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross no right turn into Byres Road is allowed. This was changed with the least 'New road priorities' I have seen. The sign warning of the set up is back at the 'Clinic' pub, (the yellow one).


The sign is there because that's where the alternative route is
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Postby retired tiger » Fri May 19, 2006 7:46 pm

AlanM wrote:
retired tiger wrote:Going west on Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross no right turn into Byres Road is allowed. This was changed with the least 'New road priorities' I have seen. The sign warning of the set up is back at the 'Clinic' pub, (the yellow one).


The sign is there because that's where the alternative route is



Yup, no argument about that but why there wasn't more temporary signage at the cross warning of the new arrangement beats me, especially as there are temporary diversion signs in the area which are more than 3 years out of date! Maybe they've run out of signs.
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Postby Alex Glass » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:38 pm

I recently had a fresh look at a short video I have about the renovation to the Kingston Bridge.

Here are a couple of captures from the video that I though may be of interest.

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Although the quality of the capture is not very good the video is better. I have transfered it to DVD to get these and some other photos.
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Postby kpstar » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:33 pm

nice pics Alex. I had nearly forgotten about the "Tuxedo Princess".
Here's a couple of snaps I took this afternoon, I looks like it will be opening soon does anyone have any info on the opening?
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:48 pm

Cheers for the pics, te new bridge opens at the beginning of next month and here are some details from GCC

Finnieston Bridge

Have a look at the interactive map on that page as well (just to te right, bottomish) for info on whts happening along the Clyde.
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Postby McShad » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:43 pm

Bells Bridge is getting a coat of paint at the moment. Staying the same colour. But don't look closely at the paintwork... looks like the bridge needs striped back and started again.

I say make it red again
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Postby viceroy » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:51 pm

McShad wrote:Bells Bridge is getting a coat of paint at the moment. Staying the same colour. But don't look closely at the paintwork... looks like the bridge needs striped back and started again.

I say make it red again


Was it ever red before? I don't really remember that. I'm sure it was blue at the time of the Garden Festival.
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Postby McShad » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:59 pm

The top of it was red, the bottom was blue, railings were silver/white

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Postby viceroy » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:12 pm

I see what you mean. I wasn't really thinking about the canopy.
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Postby hazy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:26 am

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Heres a wee clyde bridge that never gets a mention
Thank you. And why not.
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Postby kpstar » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:01 pm

crusty_bint wrote:
Finnieston Bridge

Have a look at the interactive map on that page as well (just to te right, bottomish) for info on whts happening along the Clyde.




thanks crusty, it was down for a while.

I had a wee look around and noticed the new transport museum was not mentioned and the kelvin hall is under consideration.

I was under the impression the new transport museum was done and dusted.
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Postby Mori » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:02 pm

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/print/news/5056471.shtml

Glasgow's Squinty Bridge to get a straight name!

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THE owners of the Squinty Bridge say the landmark structure needs a new name for the record books ahead of its opening to traffic on September 18

Anyone with a suggestion for the new name should e-mail glasgow@scotent.co.uk before Friday, September 8.
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Postby escotregen » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:45 am

The engineers and architects are unhappy with the name 'Squinty Bridge' because they say "it's derogatory"... so that's it decided then - it's Squinty Bridge ::):

http://http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/70225.html

A nice public relations turn from the organisers at yesterdays Open Doors access to the bridge; everyone was given a certificate giving the date and verifying that they had been on the bridge before it’s ‘official’ opening – nice wee momento especially for many of the kids who were there.

Kind of ‘ordinary folks’ detailing that Glasgow does often get right on the events scene.
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