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Cambuslang Bridge


(Rosebank Bridge)

A relict bridge which crosses the River Clyde between Carmyle and Cambuslang, the Cambuslang Bridge (or Rosebank Bridge) was built in 1892 alongside an earlier wooden railway bridge, which had been constructed in the 1850s, perhaps with the intention of replacing it. Instead the new bridge provided a road connection. Designed by the Glasgow-based structural engineering practice of Crouch & Hogg, the bridge comprises three spans of steel lattice girders, each span around 30m (100 feet), supported by cylindrical masonry piers which rise c. 6m (20 feet) above water level. The construction seems flimsy for a road bridge and was subject to a vehicle weight restriction. From 1976, it was largely superseded by the Clydeford Bridge (a quarter-mile / 0.5 km to the east) and closed to traffic when the Bogleshole Bridge opened to the north northwest in 1986.


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