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Clyde Street, Union Railway Bridge (Also Known As St Enoch Bridge) over the River Clyde

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8532 / 55°51'11"N

Longitude: -4.2494 / 4°14'57"W

OS Eastings: 259284

OS Northings: 664509

OS Grid: NS592645

Mapcode National: GBR 0MP.NJ

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.P4NQ

Entry Name: Clyde Street, Union Railway Bridge (Also Known As St Enoch Bridge) over the River Clyde

Listing Date: 27 October 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390731

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44040

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Southside Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Rebuilt 1898-1902, William Melville, engineer, Brassey and Co contractors. Built to serve the extended St Enoch Station and replacing an earlier bridge of 1864-7.

5-arch bridge spanning River Clyde between Albert and Victoria Bridges. Pair of bull-faced granite cylindrical piers support steel arch bridge structure. At springing point the granite piers support red sandstone piers which rise to elaborately corbelled and decorated embattled turrets above parapet level, the turrets are octagonal and those flanking the bridge at abutments are square section. The parapets are cast-iron with a traceried motif.

The bridge crosses the road with single lattice girder straight spans, the track being carried on a brick arched embankment. 16 arches extend, between Adelphi Street and a complex block of arches runs to N, between Clyde Street and Bridgegate. The bridge has recently (1988) had extensive restoration work, stonecleaning and replacement of fallen masonry.

Statement of Interest

A group with Victoria, Albert, King George V and Jamaica Suspension bridges. The railway Bridge is highly decorative and with other bridges in the group makes an important contribution to the Clyde riverscape. The corbels suggest it was intended for cladding. The Shipbank Lane arches have been used as part of the old clothes market, "Paddy's Market" for many years and form a part of Glasgow's folk history.

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