George V Bridge, Glasgow

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George V Bridge (sometimes referred to as King George V Bridge) is a three-arched road bridge over the River Clyde in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, named after King George V.

The bridge was designed by Glasgow City Engineer Thomas Somers,[1] and links the southside Tradeston area to Oswald Street in the city Centre. The bridge was commissioned in 1914, but was delayed due to the First World War: the bridge was not completed and opened until 1928.[2] It is now protected as a category B listed building.[3]

Despite its appearance as a masonry bridge, the bridge is actually built of reinforced concrete box girders, faced with Dalbeattie granite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Somers". Dictionary of Scottish Architecte 1840–1980. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA01503
  3. ^ "King George V Bridge over River Clyde: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 


Next crossing upstream River Clyde Next crossing downstream
Caledonian Railway Bridge  George V Bridge Tradeston Bridge 

Coordinates: 55°51′21″N 4°15′35″W / 55.8557°N 4.2598°W / 55.8557; -4.2598