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Postby viceroy » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:17 pm

That may well have been proposed but I can assure you that the Bell's Bridge has never been moved. It is still in its original position.
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:34 pm

red_kola wrote:The "Squinty Bridge"


Brilliant :!: ::):
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Postby Apollo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:48 pm

viceroy wrote:That may well have been proposed but I can assure you that the Bell's Bridge has never been moved. It is still in its original position.

Thank goodness for a defintive, confident and commited answer :D

I know I don't frequent the place as much as I used to, but the thought of missing something as big as that after waiting for years :roll:

Ranks along there with not noticing it had moved as well, if it had that is.
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Postby james73 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:57 pm

viceroy wrote:That may well have been proposed but I can assure you that the Bell's Bridge has never been moved. It is still in its original position.

I recall proposals to move it, but I agree - I don't think it ever was moved
at all.



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Postby gap74 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:36 am

I'd say I was only 50% sure that I remember it actually being moved, I may just have read about the proposal to move it at the time and presumed it had happened!

If they did move it, it would seem a shame that they didn't take the opportunity to coat the surface of it in something other than what feels like Teflon....

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Postby McShad » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:49 am

Nah, its never been moved.... I always remember the doublebacking path at the plantation side.

You know... I don't recall starting this discussion off as a thread but a comment on the thread about the garden festival.... a thread I can no longer locate
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Postby Fossil » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:15 am

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Postby Apollo » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:46 am

Not Bell's, but a bridge.

The "Pride of the Clyde" waterbus which sails from the centre of Glasgow downriver to the Braehead Shopping Centre near Renfrew, has closed down, while the new bridge across the river is built at Finnieston. The family-run business will survive, however, due to compensation for loss of trade. It will be able to resume its popular service in April next year, although it is still available for private charters by setting off further downstream. The ferry has been operating since 2001, using a launch which was previously employed on the canals of Amsterdam.
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Postby McShad » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:47 am

How is this for a thought... perhaps they are using the land at princes dock to build parts of the bridge then to ship them round to the site?

The same barge that was at the dock is now moored at the bridge site
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Postby Apollo » Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:55 am

Came across this news item from around mid-2004:
The move by BBC Scotland to a "media village" on the south bank of the river Clyde in Glasgow and the regeneration of a surrounding derelict area which would create thousands of jobs has been delayed by six months as a result of court action by one man. William Smith claims that the construction of the £10 million "squinty" bridge (it is to be built diagonally across the river) will allow the river above the bridge to silt up, potentially causing floods which would threaten his home in Kinning Park. It took six months to get a hearing of the case at the Court of Session in Edinburgh but now the judges have put off giving a ruling for another six months.
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Postby McShad » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:55 am

I wonder if anyone has a picture of the old dredger... I remember watching it work when I was young and I also remember it on Taggart dredging up a body
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Postby Mori » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:06 am

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Postby McShad » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:30 pm

Thats the one.... where is she now I wonder
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Postby Apollo » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:59 pm

No luck on the above dredger, but I did find the St. Mungo, a Water Witch which is collecting 300 tonnes of rubbish out of the Clyde in a year, uncluding a dead cow:

http://www.waterwitch.com/cases/glasgow.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3097130.stm

And, 2 smaller boats added:

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/ ... terSafety/
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Postby retired tiger » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:29 pm

What about some pics of when it got jammed closed when the flood water of 1994 coming across the SECC car park loosened the stonework at the edge of the river. If my recollection is correct it was from the River Kelvin which overflowed at Gibson Street and the water followed the old railway line tunnel to Finnieston Station and then over the car park. I'm trying to search for some, but no joy so far.
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