Model of Bridge

1994/006

Model a proposed Caledonian Railway bridge over the River Clyde in Glasgow

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Description

Model in a glass case of a proposed Caledonian Railway wrought iron girder bridge over the River Clyde immediately adjoining Telford’s 7-arch masonry Broomielaw Bridge Glasgow constructed 1833-36 and considered by Sir Alexander Gibb to be “in many ways the most beautiful of all” of Telford’s bridges. A proposal of 1846 to build a railway bridge on top of Telford’s bridge was still-born. The bridge is also known as Glasgow Bridge and more colloquially as the Jamaica Street Bridge.

A folder is retained by the museum. It contains three plans and longitudinal section of the River Clyde at Glasgow Harbour showing its development form 1758 to 1875. The drawings are partly hand coloured, mounted on card and bound in contemporary calf (undated c.1875). Donated in 1998 by Mr Hume Bailey of Stenton, Dunbar.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1994/006

Item Type

Short Description

Model of a bridge

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1870

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

A folder containing three plans and longitudinal section of the River Clyde at Glasgow Harbour showing its development form 1758 to 1875.

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

2000 x 450 x 600

Donor

Date Donated

October 1994

Materials

Wood, metal and glass

Condition

Good

Display Location