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Clyde’s Bridge

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Clyde’s Bridge
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From:  Duneatonfoot Roundabout
To:  Wandel
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South Lanarkshire
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This article is about Clyde's Bridge on the A702.
For Clyde Bridge at Motherwell, see Clyde Bridge
For other Bridges over the Clyde, see the list at the bottom of the page or, see Template:Clyde.

Clyde's Bridge is a 3-arch stone bridge crossing the River Clyde at Wandel to the north of Abington. The two piers sit in the river with substantial triangular cutwaters on either side. The central arch is wider than its two neighbours, giving a slightly humped profile to the parapets, and the abutments sit some distance up the banks, meaning that the side arches only span shallow water. Iron bracing on some of the arches of the old bridge hint at structural problems in the past.

Wandel Road Bridge

The A702 is now carried by the Wandel Road Bridge, a modern wide 2-lane, 3-span girder bridge which sits on the downstream side of the old bridge. The new bridge allowed the road to be straightened slightly, and removed the dip down to the old bridge, with a short embankment on the north east river bank. Unlike the old bridge, the concrete piers are sited on the banks of the river, albeit only just.

The bridge, and 0.64 mile diversion, was completed in 1974 per the 1974 Scottish Development Department Report.

Clyde’s Bridge
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Crossings of the River Clyde and tributories
River ClydeElvanfoot (MotorwayOriginal) • Clyde’s Bridge • Lamington Bridge • Wolfclyde Bridge • Thankerton Bridge • Hyndford Bridge • Clydesholm Bridge • Kirkfieldbank Bridge • Crossford Bridge • Garrion Bridge • Clyde Bridge • Bothwell Bridge • Haughhead Bridge • Clydeford Road Bridge • Cambuslang Bridge • Bogleshole Road Bridge • Archenshuggle Bridge • Dalmarnock Bridge • Rutherglen Bridge • King's Bridge • Albert Bridge • Victoria Bridge • Glasgow Bridge • George V Bridge • Kingston Bridge • Clyde Arc • Harbour Tunnel • Clyde Tunnel • Renfrew-Yoker Ferry • Erskine Ferry • Erskine Bridge
River NethanMilton Bridge (Lesmahagow)

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