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Finnieston Crane

Finnieston Crane, Glasgow
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Finnieston Crane, Glasgow

Located at the heart of Glasgow's docks, the Finnieston Crane is a cantilever crane built in 1932. It stands 59m (195 feet) high and has a hammerhead jib of 46m (152 feet). Although known as the Finnieston Crane it actually stands on Stobcross Quay and was used to transfer boilers and engines into new vessels and load heavy machinery onto freighters. Now used only occasionally, it symbolises the past strength of Glasgow's heavy engineering base and is one of the city's best known symbols.


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