NS5565 : Govan vehicle ferry dock

taken 1 year ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

Govan vehicle ferry dock
Govan vehicle ferry dock
The inner Clyde vehicle ferries crossed the river where it was too narrow for ramps to be constructed. Instead, the ferries were built with an adjustable deck to cope with the variations of the tide, and simply butted up to a loading dock like this. An adjustable flap on the dock enable the final adjustment of levels. These ferries all disappeared with the opening of the Clyde Tunnel. One of the ferries survived closure and can be seen here Link .
River Clyde

The River Clyde rises in the Southern Uplands and flows generally north-eastward to meet the sea west of Glasgow. The river is 109 miles long (third longest in Scotland). It was an important river for shipbuilding in the past.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 30 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Clyde 
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Glasgow 2019 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5553 6585 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.8467N 4:18.6037W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5553 6587
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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