Blantyre Bridges & Tunnels

Blantyre Bridges and Tunnels

The History and Architecture of Blantyre’s Bridges & Tunnels, Culverts & Structures

Exclusively researched for the Blantyre Project book, “Blantyre – Bridges, Tunnels, Weirs & Culverts” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017.

Blantyre Bridges

1. The Flag Bridge – more on Part 2 .
2. The Lee Burn Bridge – more on Part 2 .
3. The General’s Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 56 and 7 .
4. Greenhall Bridges .
5. Crossbasket Timber Footbridges -.
6. Milheugh Timber Bridge – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
7. Milheugh Stone Bridges – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 67, 8, 910 and 11 .
8. Greenfield Bridges .
9. Park Burn Bridge – more on Parts 2 .
10. Whistleberry Bridge .
11. Bothwell Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 .
12. High Blantyre Station Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 .
13. Low Blantyre Station Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3 and 4 .
14. Main Street Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2 .
15. Craigmuir Road Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 .
16. Hunthill Road Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3 and 4 .
17. Broompark Road Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
18. Victoria Street Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 .
19. Glasgow Road Railway Bridge .
20 Whistleberry Road Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3 and 4 .
21. Craighead Railway Bridge .
22. Craighead Rail Viaduct – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 .
23. Station Road Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2 .
24. Suspension (Pey) Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 .
25. David Livingstone Memorial Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
26. David Livingstone Bridge – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
27. The Hand Bridge (Redlees) .
28. The Clyde Railway Bridge – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
29. Priory Bridge – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 .
30. Craigknowe Railway Bridge .
31. Blantyreferme Road Railway Bridges .
32. Dalton & Spittal Road Bridge .
33. Caldervale (Newton) Footbridge .
34. Greenhall Railway Viaduct – more on Parts 2, 3 and 4 .
35. Sides Road Bridge .

Culverts & Tunnels
1. East Kilbride A725 Culvert .
2. Cocksburn Railway Culvert – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
3. The Priory Tunnel (myth)Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 .

Fords
1. Pattenholm (Calder) – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
2. Holmbarn (Calder) .

Weirs
1. Blantyre Weir (Clyde) – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 .
2. Mavis Mill Weir (Calder) – more on Parts 2 and 3 .

Pedestrian Railway Crossings
1. Sides Brae Railway Crossing point .

Boat / Ferry Crossings
1. Boatland (Boat Jocks) – more on Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 .
2. The Priory Crossing – more on Parts 2 and 3 .
3. Letrigland Crossing .
4. Blantyre Works – more on Parts 2 .

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Blantyre Boundary Myth – We’re not an island!

A modern myth seems to have manifested in recent years. It is said that you cannot cross the Blantyre Parish Boundary without stepping over water, based on the fact that the Parish Boundaries are the River Clyde to the North, The River Calder to the West, The RottenBurn to the south and the Park Burn to the east.

Sadly, this is not true. Fanciful and would have been a great piece of trivia had it been correct. You can most definitely get out of Blantyre Parish without passing over water.

2017 Blantyre Parish wm

Blue represents Parish Boundaries with water, Red represents boundaries of fencelines, roads & hedges. Blantyre’s boundaries are not all water.

The myth is corrected in my forthcoming definitive Blantyre book, “Blantyre Explained” using my graphic attached, which shows the Parish Boundaries in blue. The problem is some folk perpetuating the myth, have just simply assumed the Parish Boundaries are all

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Parish Field Boundaries at Basket

rivers, when actually they’re not. Some parts of the official boundaries are roads, others are field fencelines.

There are areas on the west of the Parish near Crossbasket and Basket that the boundary is not the River Calder, but actually old roads and fencelines. More significantly the boundary to the east is only partially the Park Burn, but importantly, is comprised of hundreds of feet of field boundaries, to the south before the ParkBurn rises at Park. It disproves the myth entirely, for clearly you can enter Blantyre Parish by land without crossing over streams and rivers. I’ve marked up these accessible spots in red on the Parish Boundaries. Blantyre is an island? Nice idea, but wrong nonetheless.

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