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Clydebridge Viaduct


(Hamilton Farm Viaduct)

The Clydebridge Viaduct (once known as the Hamilton Farm Viaduct) is a low four-arched masonry bridge which carries a double railway track across the River Clyde between Carmyle (Glasgow City) and Rutherglen (South Lanarkshire). It opened in 1865 with the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch of the Caledonian Railway that leads into Central Station. Constructed of rock-faced sandstone ashlar, with semi-circular cutwaters, each of the spans extend to around 18m (60 feet). A lattice steel walkway has been added on the south side of the bridge. From 1877, it was providing a vital connection between Clydebridge Steelworks and the Clyde Iron Works which were located on opposite banks of the river.


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