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Balmore Road, Lambhill Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8969 / 55°53'48"N

Longitude: -4.2659 / 4°15'57"W

OS Eastings: 258412

OS Northings: 669409

OS Grid: NS584694

Mapcode National: GBR 0J5.BV

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.F1VN

Entry Name: Balmore Road, Lambhill Bridge

Listing Date: 6 April 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377633

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33740

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Canal

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

T Somers, engineer, built 1930. Carrying A879 over Forth and Clyde Canal Single-leaf bascule bridge with steel-plate girder lifting span. Footpaths cantilevered from main girders with light steel railways. Abutments massive concrete with concrete parapets on S side, pylons with flat pyramidal tops making ends of swing span. On N canal towpath carried under bridge, with concrete wing walls parallel to canal.

Statement of Interest

Replaced earlier wooden 2-leaf bascule bridge. Closed to canal traffic since 31 December 1962; control cabin, road gates and surface gear removed. There were 3 others of similar design, at Temple, near Torrance and at Blairdardie, the last of which has been demolished.

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