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River Cart Aqueduct[edit]

My article about the River Cart Aqueduct contradicts quite a lot written at Paisley_Canal_Line#Blackhall_Bridge. I didn't spend a great deal of time on it, and there aren't many accessible resources, and I'd also be inclined to think your sources are better, especially Paxton. RandomPerson137 (talk) 18:13, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

First of all, thank you for taking that so positively. I have seen the article you have written, and while none of it is wrong, I thought it could be amplified. I didn't want to insult you, and I did think of contacting you direct to see if we could agree a way forward, but I have done that in the past (with other people) and it has usually ended badly. By the way I see you have used Canmore --- I forgot to do that myself!
Paxton's material is obviously pretty authoritative -- I would say he is the authority of anything industrial-historical in the West of Scotland. Also I'm always nervous about saying something is "the oldest / biggest / highest" etc as often these things are hearsay. If there is anything you think we can do together to improve either or both articles, please let me know.
I see you have done quite a lot of work on other industrial archaeology. As you may have seen, I am trying to expand all the G&SWR-related articles. These were fine five years ago when Pencefn seems to have written them, but in the light of recent publications, in particular Ross's books, and the fantastic NLS mapping resource, I thought they could do with an update and an expansion.
Any suggestions or ideas whatsoever that you have will be very welcome; I'd much rather work with others in this field than against them. Best regards Afterbrunel (talk) 19:35, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
PS should we export some of what I have written within the Paisley Canal article into your River Cart article ... ? Afterbrunel (talk) 19:36, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
I've copied most of the material across and added some more stuff - I'm finding it hard to believe that an aqueduct of 27 m was built in 1810, but from Google maps it looks quite substantial. That it was the longest masonry span seems very plausible - other single large spans, - such as the Luggie Aqueduct - are much less, and anything larger has multiple spans. The only two queries I have are whether it was engineered by Telford or Rennie - or both - and that it now carries a single, not double, track, according to Google maps. Thanks you very much for your patience - I'm trying to get at least a start quality article for every notable bridge in Scotland, and to some time get the Forth Bridge to GA, so occasionally come across other people but often work alone. It's nice to have some company :-) RandomPerson137 (talk) 23:02, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
The railway as built was a double track. As you know, it then closed, and was reopened at the end of the 1990s. When it was reopened it was reinstated as simply a single track, but still following the slightly-skewed alignemnt.
Canmore says that Rennie and Telford were involved in designing the Ardrossan Canal, but Paxton says that Telford designed the bridge. This is quote plausible: John Rennie the Elder was 49 in 1810 and Thomas Telford was 43. Rennie had built up a career in designing canals and harbours, whereas Telford was more a bridges and roads man. At that stage in their careers they would both have had numerous projects on the go at once. It is likely Rennie concerned himself with the broad sweep of the canal's alignment, and that Telford designed the bridges in principle; and some 25 year old anonymous trainee probably did the actual design. But that's just my guesswork.
I wondered if you lived near enough to go and get a photograph of it, to put on Wikimedia? It seems a shame that there is no copyright-free photo of such an important historic structure. Afterbrunel (talk) 09:42, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Given that it's uncertain who actually engineered it it would probably be best to credit it to both of them. Telford has certainly taken on a consulting role in other aqueduct projects such as those on the Union Canal, and was quite famous for his aqueducts. I unfortunately live on the wrong side of Scotland, and study in England, so won't be able to get a photo any time soon, but I've posted a request in WP Scotland. RandomPerson137 (talk) 23:09, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

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