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Garscube Bridge

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Garscube Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Glasgow
To:  Bearsden
County
Dunbartonshire • Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
East Dunbartonshire • Glasgow
Opening Date
1929
Additional Information
List No:  LB33729  (Cat B)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
A81
Crossings related to the A81

Garscube Bridge (also known as Killermont Bridge) carries the D2 A81 across the River Kelvin. The bridge consists of two very flat, wide arches with a central pier in the river bed. The structure is rendered, making it difficult to tell if it is a stone or concrete bridge, although the date of 1929 would suggest an early concrete structure. However, whilst the central buttress over the pier has a touch of art deco about it, the parapets are elegant balustrades suggesting a Victorian or earlier influence. The truth is that while the arches are indeed concrete, the abutments, pier and balusters are all Granite.

Looking across the bridge

The river here defines the boundary between Dunbartonshire and Lanarkshire, both historically and in modern authorities. This suggests that the bridge was a joint effort between two county councils, and will still be maintained by them jointly. Today it is also the start of a 50 limit heading into Glasgow, and immediately to the north of the bridge a set of traffic lights control access into a residential area. This has resulted in a fifth traffic lane, for right turning traffic, being squeezed onto the road deck.

History

Obviously, on such an important route, the current bridge replaces a much older structure. However, other than that it was a triple masonry arch span, little information on the old bridge is known.





Garscube Bridge
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Other nearby roads
Glasgow
NCN75 • A8 • A8(M) (Baillieston) • A8/Old Greenock Road • A74 • A77 • A80 • A81 • A82 • A89 • A721 • A726 • A727 • A727 (Gorbals Cross - Clarkston Toll) • A728 • A729 • A730 • A731 • A732 • A736 • A737 • A739 • A749 • A754 (Renfrewshire) • A761 • A763 • A802 • A803 • A804 • A804 (Kelvingrove - Townhead) • A805 • A806 • A806 (Canniesburn - Scotstoun) • A808 • A809 • A814 • A876 (Glasgow) • A879 • B744 (Muirkirk - Glasgow) • B759 • B760 • B761 (Glasgow) • B762 • B762 (Braidfauld-Shettleston) • B763 • B763 (Dalmarnock - Parkhead) • B765 • B765 (Rutherglen) • B766 • B767 • B768 • B769 • B773 • B805 (Barlanark) • B807 • B808 • B808 (Millerston - St Rollox) • B809 • B810 (Great Western Road) • B811 • B812 (Glasgow - Bardowie) • B813 • B860 (Glasgow) • B7053 • B7058 • B8030 • B8049 • B8050 • E05 • E16 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E100 • E111 (Old System) • East Kilbride Motorway • Edinburgh - Glasgow New Road • EuroVelo 1 • Glasgow Inner Ring Road • Hamilton - Cumbernauld Motorway • M6 • M8 • M73 • M74 • M77 • M80 • M81 • M82 • M83 • Military Way • NCN7 • NCN754 • Paisley - Hamilton Motorway • T12 (Britain) • T27 (Britain) • T28 (Britain) • T91 (Britain)
Crossings of the River Kelvin & Tributaries
Crossings of the River KelvinGoyle Bridge • Torrance Bridge • Balmuildy Bridge • Garscube Bridge • Skaethorn Road Bridge • Kirklee Bridge • Queen Margaret Bridge • Belmont Bridge • Great Western Bridge • Partick Bridge • Kelvinhaugh Bridge
Allander WaterMilngavie Bridge • A81 Allander Bridge • Allander Toll


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