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abandoned bridge

Posted by Jackie on April 25, 2008

This bridge over the Clyde, looking east (just past Glasgow Central Mosque) always strikes me as a bit of a sad sight. You may be able to make out the plants growing now that they no longer have trains running over them. This bridge stretches a fair way south of the river, and the plants grow right along it.

6 Responses to “abandoned bridge”

  1. Rose said

    It is rather sad, isn’t it?
    You managed to take a great picture though…

  2. Katya said

    I do think you have captured the sad feeling you feel quite well. The water looks so dark below, and it actually looks as though there are trees or shrubs growing on the bridge…a definite sign of abandonment….I, too feel a sense of sadness seeing things like this and wonder how it came to be.

  3. This bridge used to carry the railway line from Ayrshire into St Enoch Station in Glasgow – long since closed and replaced by a shopping mall.

  4. marley said

    Its a shame when great structures aren’t used anymore, this bridge could be transformed into a footbridge but those in charge don’t ever seem to bother.

  5. I have to say, I also thought “why not convert it to a footbridge?”

    It’s a lovely looking structure, and you’ve captured it well here, it seems an awful waste to just leave it like that.

  6. Stephen S. said

    I think this sort of stuff is maintained to some extent, certainly to ensure that the structure is sound.

    I think also that if Glasgow Crossrail ever goes ahead, then this bridge well be used as part of that…

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