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kev

Old forgotten bridges still in daily use

Been out taking pictures and exploring for some past present stuff and its amazing how many roads used daily cross over long forgotten railways with the people using them probably not even knowing they are there.The diffenence in the design from bridge to bridge is quite stark and does not seem to have had a standard.
Anyway as a new wee thread I thought we could find out what bridges go over what  streets in the city
Here,s some for starters


Balmore road with Possil station in background



Chapelton street on the possil branch line in Milton









The 3 above are Ashfield street in the milton area again on the possil branch line.
Alex Glass

Nice idea for a thread Kev

It is strange how we all tend to take things for granted without thinking about what was there before. I pass over a bridge on Clarence Drive most mornings and there is a street below. I often wondered what was there before the houses
Stuball

Theres a few in this area.... edmiston drive rises up and over a bridge and theres one on Whitefield Street
James

The little used City Union line


Cycle path at Yoker. Yoker Riverside station was on the bridge above.



James H
Alex Glass



I have never seen a train on that bridge before

Love the burnt out car James
LowLight

Is the Union line that one that goes over the top of the Brazen Head?
James

LowLight wrote:
Is the Union line that one that goes over the top of the Brazen Head?

Sort of. There's a junction just north of the Brazen Head and the section
above the pub was removed. It's hoped it will be put back for Crossrail...  


James H
LowLight

Thanks James. Just had a look on MSN Maps there. I pass it everyday so I'll need to read up on it.
glasgowken

The most northerly of the two bridges on Crow Road near Jordanhill Station.


It has catenary on it and the track is in good shape, so it's obviously still used, but i've never seen a train on it.
I had a serious phobia about this bridge when I was a nipper, but the other one further along didn't bother me at all.
Strangely the other day I was walking under it with a pal, he said something along the lines of "this bridge gives me the creeps"   Weird, he never even knew of my old phobia.
James

Re: Old forgotten bridges still in daily use

kev9 wrote:

Chapelton street on the possil branch line in Milton

I know exactly where that is and have passed over it many times. It's quite a
spectacular structure.



James H
rotten milk

maybe a bit tenuous   , but i was looking through this site earlier, i suppose a lot of folk don't realise why the M8 goes a bit rollercoaster near the mitchell.
http://www.cbrd.co.uk/media/photo/abovethem8/14.shtml

the railway being the glasow city & district into queen st. low level
cybers

rotten milk wrote:
maybe a bit tenuous   , but i was looking through this site earlier, i suppose a lot of folk don't realise why the M8 goes a bit rollercoaster near the mitchell.
http://www.cbrd.co.uk/media/photo/abovethem8/14.shtml

the railway being the glasow city & district into queen st. low level


Loved the photo a few previous where the author states the footbridge never reached ground level ... ERM AYE IT DOES...
I got photos standing on top of the bloody thing lol...
The west end i think is now encased in a sharp jaggy fence...
I am sure Roving Reporter has been up there too .... STU ?
Stuball

Tada!



I'm sure I was up when I was a kid and it was open but havent been up there with a camera yet.... not as if I havent tried
rotten milk

izatt this wan?

at http://members.tripod.com/m8motorway/m8_glasgow_j19.htm
(scroll down to the bottom)

partial photie tour o' the M8 @

http://miller_dd.tripod.com/Scottish_Roads/m8_glasgow.htm
kev


Broomfield road to the south of the red road flats






For some reason they left the old road in place when the new one was built..Guess it would have been too disruptive for the railway.

Stuball

rotten milk wrote:
izatt this wan?

at http://members.tripod.com/m8motorway/m8_glasgow_j19.htm
(scroll down to the bottom)

partial photie tour o' the M8 @

http://miller_dd.tripod.com/Scottish_Roads/m8_glasgow.htm


Indeed it is
rotten milk



great stuff - just shows that even where there are still active rail lines, there's clues to how many more used to be there - i take it at least a couple more of those arches had lines under them
Fjord

rotten milk wrote:


great stuff - just shows that even where there are still active rail lines, there's clues to how many more used to be there - i take it at least a couple more of those arches had lines under them


Nice thought RM but I think the additional arches are just spans for the bridge due to the width of the cutting which is very common in bridge construction of that era.
James

Fjord wrote:
rotten milk wrote:


great stuff - just shows that even where there are still active rail lines, there's clues to how many more used to be there - i take it at least a couple more of those arches had lines under them


Nice thought RM but I think the additional arches are just spans for the bridge due to the width of the cutting which is very common in bridge construction of that era.

Actually, rotten milk is correct - the arch on the right had tracks under it - this
was the location of the chord that linked the Buchanan Street mainline to the
Possil to Rutherglen freight line.




James H
rotten milk

i think i thought that as there seems to be a lot of trees on the same level as the running lines, which often happens when a line is lifted

actually, i wonder if there are 'concealed' arches adjoining the end of that car park, just as the bridge road rejoins the new road, the 'switchback' line ran down to rutherglen from here - following the curved edge of the developed bit (on the route of the M80)

the bartholomew 1912 map also shows 2 lines side-by-side at the bridge (whether they were single/double lines i don't know, but they're shown as separate)



EDIT : thanks for that fjord, you were posting while i was fannying about with live!maps
Fjord

I love being proved wrong me  

In light of the heavy bridge evidence I'll capitulate... but in my defence I thought Rotten Milk was hinting at the bridge span in the background of his photo M'lud
kev

Springburn road just south of the railway station



katimac

Great pictures Kev.  I've never been down there, must take a wander down sometime.
trolleybus

kev9 wrote:
Springburn road just south of the railway station





Last time i was in Springburn Station that line on the left of the photo was open.

James

trolleybus wrote:
Last time i was in Springburn Station that line on the left of the photo was open.


The track was uplifted about 1991-92 when work started on the Cowlairs chord.



James H
Fjord

james73 wrote:
trolleybus wrote:
Last time i was in Springburn Station that line on the left of the photo was open.


The track was uplifted about 1991-92 when work started on the Cowlairs chord.



James H


It was still their the last time I went to pick up an engine from Eastfield Depot... which would have been around no later than 1990

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