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James

Cumbernauld - Plan lodged for ‘missing link’ bridge

Plan lodged for ‘missing link’ bridge (Evening Times)



PLANS to build a £1million footbridge to link the two sides of Cumbernauld
town centre have taken a giant leap forward.


Proposals for the 48 metre-long suspension bridge have been lodged with
North Lanarkshire Council.

The development would replace the Tummel Way Bridge, which was
closed in 2004.

The application, submitted by Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd (CCCL),
would cross Central Way - the main road that cuts a path through the
town centre.

If the 22 metre-high bridge is built it will provide another options for
pedestrians to cross the route.

Pedestrians can now use either the underpass at Asda or go through the
town centre shopping precinct which crosses the busy road.

Councillor Gerry McElroy, chairman of CCCL, a company set up by the
council to redevelop the centre of Cumbernauld, said: "We see this bridge
as providing a missing link between the two sides of the town centre.

"Pedestrians from some areas of Cumbernauld currently face a five to
10-minute detour to get from one side of the town centre to the other -
this bridge would change that."

The 30-year-old pedestrian Tummel Way Bridge would be demolished
under the plans. It was shut for health and safety reasons because of
problems with one of the pedestrian ramps.



James H
James

£1m bridge to improve town link (Evening Times)



ONE of Cumbernauld's least liked landmarks is to be replaced with a new
£1million bridge.


Following years of campaigning, the Lanarkshire town's infamous pedestrian
link across Central Way is set to be demolished.

The bridge's "hideous" design contributed to Cumbernauld being awarded
the Carbuncle prize, the UK's least coveted architectural award, twice.

It's been closed since 2004 because of vandalism and structural problems.

The new, sleek, single span bridge will provide a direct link to the £40m
Antonine shopping centre.

Councillor Gerry McElroy, chairman of regeneration group Campsies
Centre Cumbernauld Ltd, said: "We see this bridge as providing the
missing link between the two sides of the town centre.

"It's the best option for the people of Cumbernauld, who currently face a
five to 10 minute detour to get from one side to the other."

The new 48m long bridge is likely to open by the end of 2009.

Councillors are due to study the proposals, which have been recommended
for approval, at a meeting next week.

A report before North Lanarkshire Council states: "The difficulties of
maintaining the existing bridge meant it had become an unattractive and
shabby structure.

"It is anticipated that these problems will not arise with the proposed
bridge."




James H
Whambamthankumam

james73 wrote:
[b
[/url]

ONE of Cumbernauld's least liked landmarks is to be replaced with a new
£1million bridge.[/b]

Following years of campaigning, the Lanarkshire town's infamous pedestrian
link across Central Way is set to be demolished.

The bridge's "hideous" design contributed to Cumbernauld being awarded
the Carbuncle prize, the UK's least coveted architectural award, twice.

It's been closed since 2004 because of vandalism and structural problems.

The new, sleek, single span bridge will provide a direct link to the £40m
Antonine shopping centre.

James H


This is misleading as it suggests only one link. There are two other crossings between the different parts of Cumbernauld centre (phase 1 and 4 I believe they are known as) which can be seen beyond the impression and are used by thousands of shoppers every day.

What this slanted press release by N.Lanark council omits is that the existing (abandoned) structure actually provided a communicating bridge between Phase 1 and the now demolished Phase 2 (where the original Asda lived) and when that major supermarket customer moved out of the centre the bridge became surplus and the council stopped maintaining it.

A new bridge  will connect Phase 1 with a car park ........................... and anybody who knows Cumbernauld will agree with that.

A million quid doon the stank. Meanwhile the budget squeeze on worthwhile things goes on with a vengence.
Alex Glass

What's It Called

I thought there would have been a thread dedicated to Cumbernauld and could only find this one.

cybers

I thought Zoe did a Cumbernauld thread ... Perhaps pruned in the sands of time ?
Subzero

Re: What's It Called

Alex Glass wrote:
I thought there would have been a thread dedicated to Cumbernauld and could only find this one.



Just joined.
A great aerial photo but its not Cumbernauld.
It is Maryville Interchange with Glasgow on the horizon.
The M73 which looks unfinished runs to the right (north) and a short section of the M74 towards Broomhouse almost to the gates of the old Calderpark Zoo - which can be seen in the top R/H side. The Clyde is just off pic to the left.
Maryville was Scotland's first 3 level interchange, a big deal at the time.
Alex Glass

Thanks Subzero.

Just goes to show that you should always check the facts first and don't just take for granted what is written.

Never having spent much time in Cumbernauld I thought it must be from there if it says it is

Welcome to Urban Glasgow and thanks for putting me right.
Subzero

Hi and sorry to look like a smart arse on the photo. I'm not normally , honest.

Alex Glass

Don't worry Subzero it is better that the information is correct and we are all fallible
Subzero

My pal's mother was a waitress at the opening ceremony of the Maryville interchange and she received a commemorative ashtray from Tarmac which had the design imposed on the glass. As a boy I remember being fascinated by the intertwining roads.
Things you remember.
Stuball

An ashtray? The sun would be up in arms these days if some company dared do such a promotional commemorative stunt!
AlanM

Subzero wrote:
My pal's mother was a waitress at the opening ceremony of the Maryville interchange and she received a commemorative ashtray from Tarmac which had the design imposed on the glass. As a boy I remember being fascinated by the intertwining roads.
Things you remember.


Does she still have it?

a photo would be good if she does.
Subzero

I wouldn't know if she still had it - can't see a glass ashtray surviving in a smoker's house for 35 + years. I don't live nearby anymore.
AlanM

a quick jaunt to Noddy land yesterday to snap Andy Scott's newest sculpture


Arria by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


Arria by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


Arria by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


Arria by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


Arria by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


Arria by 1Alan_M, on Flickr
Doorstop

Fan-frickin-tastic!!!      
cybers

aye her tits urnae bad either  
Doorstop

Doog Doog

cybers wrote:
aye her tits urnae bad either  


.....she's got a cracking arse too!!!  
AlanM

can't take you lot anywhere
fastnet

Doog Doog wrote:
cybers wrote:
aye her tits urnae bad either  


.....she's got a cracking arse too!!!  


A wee bit of welding will fix that...
James




James H
SoDa

Whambamthankumam wrote:
james73 wrote:
[b
[/url]

ONE of Cumbernauld's least liked landmarks is to be replaced with a new
£1million bridge.[/b]

Following years of campaigning, the Lanarkshire town's infamous pedestrian
link across Central Way is set to be demolished.

The bridge's "hideous" design contributed to Cumbernauld being awarded
the Carbuncle prize, the UK's least coveted architectural award, twice.

It's been closed since 2004 because of vandalism and structural problems.

The new, sleek, single span bridge will provide a direct link to the £40m
Antonine shopping centre.

James H


This is misleading as it suggests only one link. There are two other crossings between the different parts of Cumbernauld centre (phase 1 and 4 I believe they are known as) which can be seen beyond the impression and are used by thousands of shoppers every day.

What this slanted press release by N.Lanark council omits is that the existing (abandoned) structure actually provided a communicating bridge between Phase 1 and the now demolished Phase 2 (where the original Asda lived) and when that major supermarket customer moved out of the centre the bridge became surplus and the council stopped maintaining it.

A new bridge  will connect Phase 1 with a car park ........................... and anybody who knows Cumbernauld will agree with that.

A million quid doon the stank. Meanwhile the budget squeeze on worthwhile things goes on with a vengence.


I'm aware this is an old thread but feel i have to call you out on this one man, as clearly you talk sh1te and cant agree that you know anything about Cumbernauld.

The abandoned structure was a link between phase 4 and phase 2 that came after phase 4 was finished. Phase 1 and 2 abutted one another so had no need for a bridge. The bridge also joined onto a ramp that was already there that took shoppers up from the Tryst sports center to the old Asda.

Furthermore, you said there were 2 other links over the road. This is correct but it was exactly what the OP stated. The two links over the road are in fact part of the shopping center the OP alluded to. (phase 1)

The bridge became surplus after phase 2 was demolished not because Asda moved out.

Anyway, it's 2011 and all our belts have been tightened so much it's impossible now to even do a crap so still no bridge...instead we have some sheets of metal and lights that blind drivers, a snip at only a million quid and the council proudly boasts that it no longer has the cost of the upkeep of these areas which is evident by them being returned to a more natural feral state!!  

Un-feckin-believable.

Vote SNP and lets get rid of them labour monkeys fae Motherwell!!!
the_scorpion

Whats wrong with our waves?


Worth every penny according to the council anyway.  
SoDa

the_scorpion wrote:
Whats wrong with our waves?


Worth every penny according to the council anyway.  


Nuttin' wrong with the waves themselves mate (aye,right!) but then again there is sweet f a wrong with the roundabouts in the first place. Have you seen them now? They coulda at least have raked the soil and threw some grass seed down but obviously that would need the council to cut the grass 5 or 6 times a year. Nah, they think it's best to let them return to nature apparently.
James




James H
the_scorpion

Cracking video that.

The link bridge has been removed now.

Edit. Just found this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S-JGH80nsI
commandlinegamer

SoDa wrote:
The abandoned structure was a link between phase 4 and phase 2 that came after phase 4 was finished. Phase 1 and 2 abutted one another so had no need for a bridge. The bridge also joined onto a ramp that was already there that took shoppers up from the Tryst sports center to the old Asda.


Almost right.

The old bridge joined phase 4 to phase 3 which consisted of the department store Woolco (opened IIRC in 1974, which about a decade later became Gateway and finally Asda) and the adjoined tyre fitting garage, along with several levels of car park.

The new bridge seems a bit of a step backward, given that many of the walkways in the town centre were originally exposed to the elements, before the prevailing winds and rainy weather convinced those in charge to glass them in.
DavidMcD316

love that video James.

brilliant to see my old house about 12 years before i moved in and my primary school looking exactly the same 16 years before i started!
SoDa

commandlinegamer wrote:
SoDa wrote:
The abandoned structure was a link between phase 4 and phase 2 that came after phase 4 was finished. Phase 1 and 2 abutted one another so had no need for a bridge. The bridge also joined onto a ramp that was already there that took shoppers up from the Tryst sports center to the old Asda.


Almost right.

The old bridge joined phase 4 to phase 3 which consisted of the department store Woolco (opened IIRC in 1974, which about a decade later became Gateway and finally Asda) and the adjoined tyre fitting garage, along with several levels of car park.

The new bridge seems a bit of a step backward, given that many of the walkways in the town centre were originally exposed to the elements, before the prevailing winds and rainy weather convinced those in charge to glass them in.


I stand corrected sir, you are indeed spot on, it was phase 3 not 2 altho my point stands..let's call it a typo

Cheers!
DavidMcD316

fantastic videos i found on youtube yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezaOxSN_DHc



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqQxn23kXEg

DavidMcD316

http://www.citiesoftomorrow.de/files/prabu.pdf
DavidMcD316

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9806...TD53R-9gbgKt-f888Lf-f888Eb-f7ULJi

good photos ive never seen before.
BTJustice

I have been working on a documentary film about Gregory's girl and as part of the project I was granted access to the high school on Friday. The keys were due to be handed over to the demolition crew at 5pm that night so this should be the last chance to get a look but we may get back in next week.

Amazing how much stuff is still in the school;

Chick murrays piano by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

door 14 treasure by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

last days of Abronhill 4 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

last days of Abronhill 1 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

last days of Abronhill 5 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Full set of pictures are here;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/route9autos/sets/72157622054892986

Dave.
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