NS4573 : Ferrydyke Bascule Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Erskine Bridge, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Ferrydyke Bascule Bridge
Ferrydyke Bascule Bridge
This bascule bridge, crossing the Forth and Clyde Canal, is shown from the other side at NS4573 : Ferrydyke Bascule Bridge.

On its far side, a cycle route runs alongside the canal. The ruined building standing on the left was the bridgekeeper's cottage; see NS4573 : Ruins of the bridgekeeper's cottage.

Note also the low wall that runs alongside the cycle route on the right. From that wall, some sunken ruins can be seen on the other side; these are the remains of old stables: see NS4573 : Ruins of stables.

Between the ruined cottage and the stable wall, a path leads from the cycle route towards the former site of Donald's Quay, where a beacon still stands: NS4572 : Donald's Quay Light. For a good summary of the history of this immediate area, see NS4572 : River beacon on the railway wall.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Forth and Clyde 
Category
Footbridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4587 7305 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5450N 4:28.1020W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4588 7308
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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