NS5964 : Albert Bridge, Glasgow

taken 3 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

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Albert Bridge, Glasgow
Albert Bridge, Glasgow
The bridge was renovated in 2016. The City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus is in the background.
Albert Bridge, Glasgow

The Category A Listed LinkExternal link cast iron bridge has been in need of repair for several years. It was intended to restore it before the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but problems arose when a contractor fell into administration and there were also difficulties in finding suitably skilled workers to carry out the job. Restoration is expected to take around one year.

During the Commonwealth Games, the parapets were blanketed in pink "People Make Glasgow" banners.

Historic Scotland describes it as "the only substantial wrought-iron arched bridge in Scotland, comparable to Westminster (London) Trent (Nottingham) and Lendal (York) Bridges in England".

Renovation of the bridge was under way in early 2016.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5940 6443 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.1504N 4:14.8524W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5944 6448
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