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Alex Glass

Clyde Bridges

Here are some I took a couple of weeks ago on a wander through Glasgow Green

The River Clyde Tidal Weir








The Albert Bridge










Landing Ramp

Alex Glass

Some more from last year.





neilmc

Carrying on nicely from Alex's last photo above, here's Glasgow (Jamaica) Bridge, circa 1965:-

Alex Glass

Wow Neil

What a great photo    

This would be ideal for a past present. Looks like it as taken from the roof of the building on the corner of Bridge Street/Carlton Place.

The old Paisley's Shop looks great
HollowHorn

james73 wrote:
Nice. I particualrly admire the appalling camera quality - adds a real "Glasgow feel" to proceedings....

   
neilmc

Alex Glass wrote:
Wow Neil

What a great photo    

This would be ideal for a past present. Looks like it as taken from the roof of the building on the corner of Bridge Street/Carlton Place.

The old Paisley's Shop looks great


Cheers Alex: yes, I think it was taken from the old Bank of Scotland building, but I think the view would be obscured by trees now.

I'm sure I've seen even older photos taken from the same location, so it should be possible to do a 'Past - Not-Quite-Present' comparision.
wee minx

neilmc wrote:
Carrying on nicely from Alex's last photo above, here's Glasgow (Jamaica) Bridge, circa 1965:-



Oooh..thats fantastic. but its making me feel really old..I dont remember cars looking that old when I was 7  . Does any one know what the big modern out of place building is or was?
AlanM

Is it the EuroHostel (used to be Clyde Hall and a hotel before that)?
Fjord

wee minx wrote:
Does any one know what the big modern out of place building is or was?


I think it was the Royal Stuart Hotel it must have been the only modern hotel in Glasgow at the time until they built the Holiday Inn latterly the Marriot on Argyle Street. I used to think it was well plush when I was a nipper but apparently it's a bit of a cheap dive nowadays.
neilmc

Yes, that was the Royal Stuart Hotel, but it was the recently-demolished Albany Hotel on Bothwell Street which was regarded as Glasgow's first truly 'modern' hotel when it opened for business in 1973.

The building with the Coulson's Beer sign, which housed the Vintners' pub, is now gone and a block of flats has been shoe-horned onto the site. Of course, Paisleys has been replaced with the Jury's Inn hotel, ironically across the road from the former Royal Stuart Hotel, and there's the threat of another hotel appearing on the site of the old Job Centre.
cybers

A slightly older and slightly faulty bridge.

James

neilmc wrote:
Carrying on nicely from Alex's last photo above, here's Glasgow (Jamaica) Bridge, circa 1965:-


Belter.    I've just noticed summat about it - one-way traffic.



James H
cybers

james73 wrote:
neilmc wrote:
Carrying on nicely from Alex's last photo above, here's Glasgow (Jamaica) Bridge, circa 1965:-


Belter.    I've just noticed summat about it - one-way traffic.



James H


Wierd so for 50 years its been one way ?
neilmc

If anyone knows exactly when the Royal Stuart Hotel opened for business it would be possible to date this photo pretty accurately, as the remaining scaffolding suggests it was nearing completion.
Fjord

I reckon it's around c.1962 mibbes Glasgow Ken could carbon date those buses for more accuracy  
Fjord

It's good to see they've finaly came up with a solution for the troubled squinty bridge

Stuball

Thats from when the built the thing!!!!
Fjord

Stuball wrote:
Thats from when the built the thing!!!!


Well spotted Captain Obvious but I took the photo two years ago
Jock58

Hi All
My auldest lad posing


Jock58
Alex Glass

Nice to see your son Jock  Was he born in Glasgow

What did he make of the visit
Jock58

Hi All
Ha some Dad i am
This is my youngest not my auldest  
hi Alex.. no born Cambridge but he loves our yearly visits up the road.
Jock58
wee minx

Great photo Jock I like to see pics of Glasgow architecture with people in them.
Jock58

wee minx wrote:
Great photo Jock I like to see pics of Glasgow architecture with people in them.


Hi Minx
Works both ways Glasgow architecture makes my son look more interesting  

Jock58
Jock58

wee minx wrote:
Great photo Jock I like to see pics of Glasgow architecture with people in them.


Ok you asked for it.  
Me & Rory Gallagher on a visit to Glasgow.




Jock58
wee minx

Cracker   , sometimes it's like Glasgow is "peopleless" in the photos on the forums...great pic
Alex Glass

Great to see what you look like Jock. After all your recent posts it feels like we should all know you well but have never seen you till now
Jock58

Alex Glass wrote:
Great to see what you look like Jock. After all your recent posts it feels like we should all know you well but have never seen you till now


Hi Alex
They say the camera takes pounds off, so i don't really look that good.
 

jock58
Alex Glass

I was going to say "why has Rory Gallagher wearing a tee-shirt with your face on it" but thought the better of it. Not many people on here are brave enough to post photos of themselves  
Alex Glass

Glasgow Science Centre Bridge



Bells Bridge



Squinty Bridge





Squiggly Bridge

HollowHorn



James

King George V Bridge




Glasgow Bridge





James H
Doog Doog

good ones,James
Alex Glass

Two fantastic  Photos James
Stuball

fastnet

Nice angle Stu.....
cybers

fastnet wrote:
Nice angle Stu.....


Faux-Pas
The whole bridge is angles  

Though agreed well caught Stu
fastnet

cybers wrote:
fastnet wrote:
Nice angle Stu.....


Faux-Pas
The whole bridge is angles  

Though agreed well caught Stu


Sorry miss.

I will try better in class....  
Alex Glass

Stuball wrote:


Is that squint
kev

Should probably put this else where but got it from a mate of mine who,s dad went out taking picture, in the 60s and 70s...he says there are loads of stuff up in his mums attic but trying to convince him to go get them is torture as he cant see the attraction of old pics ..the tadger .... anyway

Stuball

Alex Glass wrote:
Stuball wrote:


Is that squint


I was thinking that but then thought no, it isnt... the bridge is squint
Alex Glass

It is a cracker Stu

Love the colour of the sky and the way the centre column stands out.

Kev

Tell your mate I want to see him to explain the importance of keeping any collection he has so that others can see through the eyes of the past.
Stuball

namestain

I was parked in that exact spot yesterday waiting for the wife and one of the weans. Are you following me or am I following you ?

nice shot btw.
namestain

here's a couple I took of the St Andrews suspension bridge with the pretty snow we're about to get very sick of . . .

Beano

Fab pics Namestain
fastnet

Dalmarnock....

namestain

nice pic Fastnet

I was along there yesterday during my deer-stalking expedition but due to tree fellers operating just west of the bridge I had to take a long detour along Strathclyde Street etc - somewhere I'd never been as it must be the original road to nowhere.

I'll post some other bridge pix i took yesterday

fastnet

namestain wrote:
nice pic Fastnet

I was along there yesterday during my deer-stalking expedition but due to tree fellers operating just west of the bridge I had to take a long detour along Strathclyde Street etc - somewhere I'd never been as it must be the original road to nowhere.

I'll post some other bridge pix i took yesterday



Used to go to a scrappy up there namestain.

Like the pic though.....  
namestain

The old Cambuslang Road bridge - pedestrian only now - opp. Morrisons




The cambuslang road bridge




and the railway bridge right beside it




ongoing works for the M74 Clyde crossing - which meant another detour - wish my second name was HERAS  


namestain

bit off more than I could chew with this expedition  

left C'lang at noon and reached Central station at 4.45 and had a 35 minute wait for the train back home

spent most of today thawing the old bones out
Doog Doog

Great pics Namestain & fastnet  
Alex Glass

Well done Namestain

I am sure you will recall that day for many years to come  

Also great photo of Dalmarnock Bridge Fastnet  
Marti

Stuball wrote:


Good processing.
LowLight

Polmadie Bridge

Alex Glass

An oldy from wayback when -

John

Alex Glass wrote:
An oldy from wayback when -



Nice one Alex, I find the major difference betwen old pics and new ones are that everything is busy, busy, busy in the old ones and nothing seems to be going on in the new pics, well nothing of significance anyway, bring back the old day values and teach our kids a thing or two.
Stuball

An exact present version of that picture would be interesting and not to difficult to pull off if you talk to the right person in the social building
fastnet

Kingston bridge.



David Livingston memorial bridge in Blantyre.



Stuball

Bells Bridge is CLOSED!!!!

Closed until the end of March for resurfacing work. It's about time they did that as it was starting to rust and some of the grip had worn off.
Stuball

Sometimes I really dont understand the mentality of people in this city. Bells bridge is closed for some vital work, which is yet to start. They've closed and chained the gates and placed Heras fencing across it. But some ignorant and/or stupid idiot has pulled back the fence and snapped the chains! Why??? There is 2 bridges within a stone-throw that would add barely a minute onto anyones route.
Stuball

The work so far - elaborate scaffolding being attached from canopy to handrail.





cybers

looks like they are planning on covering it over whilst they work.
Phone Willie Hills see what the odds are of some daft fecker falling off it on a sunday morning full of sauce to lazy to walk 100yds.
sputnik

just checked it cybers,hills go 4/6 ,get in quick before it shortens.
cybers

Beano

Run outa words....    
fastnet

Stunning....................Simply stunning.
cybers

Robert Pool

Zeno

kev wrote:
Should probably put this else where but got it from a mate of mine who,s dad went out taking picture, in the 60s and 70s...he says there are loads of stuff up in his mums attic but trying to convince him to go get them is torture as he cant see the attraction of old pics ..the tadger .... anyway



Funniest quote I have read in ages!

Great selection of bridges from various angles and times.
I loved the one Cybers posted on the page before, stunning quality!

Zeno
fastnet



fastnet







cybers

fastnet wrote:






Hows this for a crazy wacky idea...
A pontoon based bridge right done at the water line and also damned exciting when you get log strikes in spate  

No use for Renfrew though  
Glesga_Steve

Re: Clyde Bridges

Alex Glass wrote:
Here are some I took a couple of weeks ago on a wander through Glasgow Green

Landing Ramp


That isn't a landing ramp, it's Molendinar Burn's outfall structure - the burn discharges under water.
fastnet

I've even got the Mrs taking pic from moving cars.....

An unusual view.

dickyhart

Suspension bridge

fastnet

Stuball

Here's some angles on the bridges you don't see very often


Opening the Millennium Bridge by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Open Bells Bridge by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Bells Bridge by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Open For Us by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Clyde Arc by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Bridge Gubbings by stuballscramble, on Flickr
calamity

Tidal Weir, you can email or phone and book a visit to this bridge..

discominer

But I don't have a canoe...







Further Information
Glasgow City Council
Land and Environmental Services
231 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1RX
Phone: 0141 429 2963
E-mail: les@glasgow.gov.uk
cybers


St Andrews Suspension Bridge, Glasgow by David C Laurie, on Flickr
cell


Currently up for sale on ebay
old jock

Anybody any ideas about the old supports that are upstream of the squinty bridge and before the riverside houses? On the north side of the river on the walkway.

They look like they may have been the remnants of a bridge. Just always wondered what they were used for and never found any info

John
Stuball

Beside the steps down into the river?
old jock

Yes Stu believe there are stairs there. As I recall it's just before the warehouses/apartments


John
Stuball

Part of the chain system for the Finnieston ferry... there is 2 on the other side of the river
old jock

Thanks Stu

That makes sense I did wonder about a ferry especially with the proximity to the Rotunda.

Guess it was a system similar to the old Renfrew ferry which also dragged itself across on chains

John
cybers


Hyndford Bridge by The Nutcase, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Nice one Cybers
fastnet

That is a fantastic pic......
cybers


UB6 by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Albert Bridge by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Doog Doog

You certainly got a good day for the clouds.
fastnet


River clyde. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Clyde Arc - 'the Squinty Bridge' 25/05/2012


Millenium Bridge


Kingston Bridge from Clyde Arc
kev

My old man used to play country and western stuff when i was a kid..hated it...quite like it now though....remember a song called boxes little boxes....about people living in apartments like...boxes




Found it..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONEYGU_7EqU
Alex Glass

The Albert Bridge

















cybers

Did you also get that old rusty coat of arms ...
Alex Glass

Glasgow Coat of Arms Thread
Stuball

Something strange happening with Bells Bridge... it's currently closed and the white railings have been removed!

There was a barge and crane working around it last week installing posts/stanchion either side of it and they are lined up with the centre column... which makes me think they will be able to open the bridge and lock itself open.

Just speculation. I hope its just some refurbishment and not removing it as the Millennium bridge adds 2 minutes on to my walk to work
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