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Ironwork

Posted by Jackie on November 20, 2009

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This old and now defunct bridge is over the River Clyde as it heads towards the east end of the city. I loved the old ironwork, they don’t make them like they used to.

10 Responses to “Ironwork”

  1. What a massive, monumental, historic bridge!

  2. gogouci said

    I love the tones, shapes and detail.

  3. Functionality, beauty and strength.

  4. Kenny Gillies said

    Are you sure that it is defunct? It looks like the City of Glasgow Union Railway bridge which carried the approach tracks from Ayrshire into St Enoch Station until it closed in June 1966. It is still in use for freight trains between Shields and Bellgrove and might one day carry a passenger train service again if the High Street Curve is ever built after 30 years of officially-sanctioned procrastination. The bridge’s unkempt overgrown appearance is due to the combined neglect of British Rail Scottish Region, followed by Railtrack, followed by Network Rail.

  5. Lara said

    indeed, the old bridges were true works of art!

  6. marley said

    Great b&w post. Nice details 🙂

  7. Katya said

    That bridge is AWESOME! I really like this photo in B&W. There is so much detail. Beautiful!

  8. Amy said

    how old is it?

  9. Wolynski said

    Lovely photos on this blog – love the ironwork on the old bridge.

  10. Jackie said

    Kenny, I didn’t know that! I’m amazed anything can get past the undergrowth!

    Amy, I’m assuming the bridge was built at some point in the 1800s, but I don’t know for sure.

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