Posts tagged “River Clyde

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Riverside walk

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Squinty (from Glasgow Nights series)

Squinty Bridge in the distance

Squinty Bridge in the distance

Squinty Bridge

Getting closer to Squinty Bridge

Squinty

Squinty Bridge up close

Squinty from the other side

Squinty from the other side


Bridge over the Clyde

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Work on the South Portland Street Suspension Bridge began in 1851, but after the masonry towers had been completed and the main suspension chains erected, the south tower split from top to bottom.

Extensive repairs and renewals were carried out in 1870 and again in 1926, but the masonry towers built in 1853 are the oldest surviving elements in Glasgow’s Clyde bridges.