Kelvinbrig

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Kelvinbrig[1]
Great Western Bridge over the River Kelvin.jpg
The Great Wastern Road brig ower the River Kelvin on a sunny day. (19 April 2007)
Kelvinbridge is located in Scotland
Kelvinbridge
Kelvinbridge
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55°52′29″N 4°16′47″W / 55.874763°N 4.279765°W / 55.874763; -4.279765Coordinates: 55°52′29″N 4°16′47″W / 55.874763°N 4.279765°W / 55.874763; -4.279765

Kelvinbrig is the common name for the Great Wastren Brig, a cast iron road an pedestrian brig fund in the Wast End o the city o Glesga, Scotland, biggit fur tae cairy the Great Wastern Road (A82) at a heich level athort the River Kelvin.[2] Completit in 1891 bi Bell & Miller, it replaced an aulder stane bridg (completit in 1840),[3] and has a similar design to the Partick Bridge[4] and has a similar design to the Partick Bridge[5] an haes a seemilar design tae the Partick Brig crossin the same river, fund a short distance sooth-wastle. It haes been a Category A listir structur frae 1986.[6]

In the early 19t yearhunner, the first Great Western Bridge (1825) providit a crossin pynt athort the boondary o the toun an intae the neebourin burgh o Hillhead, thit was incorporatit intae the toun itsel later on. It was at a law level, whaureas the seicont, mair muckle brig was biggit ower a heich span.[7][8][9]

The river sees its name tae places thit mairch wi it at sindry pynts alang its coorse (Kelvindale, Kelvingrove Park, Kelvinhaugh and Kelvinside for example) an acause o that, thare is twa three 'Kelvin Bridges', includin yie twa three mile awa in Torrance.

The Great Wastern Road brig ower the River Kelvin on an owercast day (2007)

Nixt tae the brig is Kelvinbrig subway station on the Glesga Subway - ae o the deepest pynts on the line acayse o the proximity tae the river - on the south east-side o the brig. This was the airtin o Kelvinbrig railway station on the Glesga Central Railway an aw. Due tae thir ither usies, the name Kelvinbrig is uised tae refer tae the residential areas near aboot the brig an aw, includin but no limitit tae pairts o the neebourheids o Woodside, Woodlands, Kelvinside an Hillheid.

The Glesga Academy private schuil is near on the Hillheid side o the valley, wi Lansdowne Kirk (1863) - featurin a spire thit is at 66 metre (217 ft) is amang the tallest structures in the city[10] - on the opposite bank. Due tae the nearhauness o the Glesga Varsity, mony students bide aboot Kelvinbrig. In 2019, the area was includit in a list o the 50 "cuilest neebourheids in the warld" bi Time Out magazine.[11]

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  1. a b List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland Archived 22 Januar 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "TheGlasgowStory: Great Western Bridge". www.theglasgowstory.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  3. "Glasgow, Great Western Road, Great Western Bridge | Canmore". canmore.org.uk (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  4. Glasgow, Dumbarton Road, Partick Bridge, Canmore
  5. "Glasgow, Dumbarton Road, Partick Bridge | Canmore". canmore.org.uk (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  6. "Glasgow, Great Western Road, Great Western Bridge | Canmore". canmore.org.uk (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  7. "Glasgow, Great Western Road, Great Western Bridge | Canmore". canmore.org.uk (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  8. "TheGlasgowStory: Kelvin Bridges". www.theglasgowstory.com. Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  9. "TheGlasgowStory: Old Bridge over the Kelvin". www.theglasgowstory.com. Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.
  10. Lansdowne Church at Emporis
  11. "The 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the world" [The 49 cuilest neebourheids in the warld]. Time Out Worldwide (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 Julie 2022.

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