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George V Bridge

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George V Bridge
King George V Bridge, Glasgow.jpg
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From  : Broomielaw
To  : Tradeston
On road  : A77
Location Map (geohack)
Crossings on the A77

Cairnryan - Larne ferry

Glasgow Bridge

Overmills Bridge

Stranraer - Belfast ferry

Stranraer - Douglas ferry

The George V Bridge carries five lanes of city-bound A77 traffic across the Clyde. A little to the east, just beyond the railway bridge leading into Central Station, Glasgow Bridge compliments it by carrying southbound A77 Traffic.

On the northern shore, it meets the A814 Broomielaw, while to the south A77 traffic has already navigated through the complicated one-way systems where it crosses the A8.

The Bridge

Unlike the older bridges further upstream, George V Bridge dates from the 20th Century, and as such spans the river in 3 much flatter arches. Visually, the bridge is constructed of stone, but it is almost certain that there is a steel or iron structure hidden within that cladding.