The River Kelvin

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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby stranger » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:43 pm

Sorry to raise an old topic but can anyone tell me what the dismantled bridges in Soceroo's original post
(pics 7 to 11) were for and where they are on the river?
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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby PATRICA1 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:15 pm

Hello Stranger,Patrica1 here,I know these bridges well as I served my apprentceship in the paper mills there EDWARD COLLINS they were for the trains that brought the esparto grass for the making off paper and also the branch that fed the gas works and further afield I think I have an old book about the railway that includes some of this,The weir was for feeding the mill for paper manufacture and our boilers after it was filtered,no trees dead sheep coo`s etc,I had a tied house in the mill and a high water mark was below my window for 1922 it was about a foot or so below the kelvindale bridge as it stands now,Our mill and the one upstream DAWLSHOM used to pump some real coulors into the kelly alas it killed a hellava lot of fish etc,across from where we stayed was were the canal overflow came into the kelvin.
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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby stranger » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:59 pm

Thank you Patricia1 :D
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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby thinktank24 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:17 pm

Can anyone tell me the date that the river kelvin burst its banks near kelvinbridge with widespread flooding and a footbridge was washed away too. - around 1993 or 1994
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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby Josef » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:42 am

Over the Christmas festive period of 1994, on 11 December, torrential rain caused the River Kelvin to burst its banks at the closed Kelvinbridge station, with the water making its way through the disused tunnels to Exhibition Centre and the Low Level station,[13] which was completely submerged by the resultant flash flood. It was closed for many months while repairs were made.



There's probably a thread about it on here somewhere.
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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:44 am

Josef wrote:
Over the Christmas festive period of 1994, on 11 December, torrential rain caused the River Kelvin to burst its banks at the closed Kelvinbridge station, with the water making its way through the disused tunnels to Exhibition Centre and the Low Level station,[13] which was completely submerged by the resultant flash flood. It was closed for many months while repairs were made.



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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby Squigster » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:17 pm

Taken today

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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby BenCooper » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:26 pm

They do love those pillars :D

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Postby dunnengel » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:11 pm

Some awesome pictures in here :D

HollowHorn wrote:The Kelvin in spate, December 2006:

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Just out of interest, I've noticed that recently they've opened up the bolted plates covering the old railway tunnel shown above, and there's been a McKean van parked outside fairly regularly. Anyone have any idea what they're doing? I remember there was all the scaffolding up around the building above the tunnel (the one with the big blue, roots and fruits, etc in it) but I would imagine it's nothing to do with that!
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Postby The Egg Man » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:28 pm

aliferste wrote:Yup, there are salmon and sea trout once more running up the Kelvin. There is also a good stock of resident brown trout

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Have a look...
http://www.theriverkelvin.co.uk/

and

http://theriverkelvin.co.uk/blog/



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Re: The River Kelvin

Postby aliferste » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:37 pm

Aye, it won a couple of competitions that fish did :D

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