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Listed Building

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CLYDE STREET AND SOUTH PORTLAND STREET, SUSPENSION BRIDGEReference: LB32668

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: A - See Notes
  • Date Added: 06/07/1966

Location

  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 58907 64723
  • Coordinates258907, 664723

Description

Alexander Kirkland, architect. George Martin, engineer.

1851-3. Rebuilt in 1851 to replace an early 19th-century

timber footbridge, wrought-ironwork rebuilt 1871 by Bell

and Miller to reduce the camber and increase the dip by 7'.

Suspension bridge over River Clyde with single span of

414ft.

Pylons are classical triumphal archways composed of fluted

Ionic columns in antis flanked by Doric pilasters (paired

Doric pilasters to bridge face) in polished honey coloured

sandstone, central arch with moulded archivolt and

keystone. These support entablature with deep plain

frieze and cornice with blocking course. The chains break

through the frieze. The deck is made of wrought-iron

lattice girders and suspended on two pairs of 4 and 5 bar

flat link chains. The walkway is tarmacadamed. The

parapet is of thin latticework wrought-iron. The bridge

retains some of its original cast-iron lampbrackets.

Statement of Special Interest

A group with Victoria, Albert Union Railway, King George V and Jamaica bridges.

Originally a halfpenny was charged to pedestrians.

In 1926 girders, suspenders and floor were replaced in steel.

References

Bibliography

Gomme and Walker 1987, p. 111. J R Hume 1974, p.219.

Peter Verity " The Conservation of Early Iron Suspension Bridges in Scotland" (Edinburgh College of Art Thesis, 1994)

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