Bridges support materials

The resources listed below include a pamphlet about the Clyde bridges in Glasgow, links to all the pages which mention bridges on the main Clyde Waterfront website and links to some information and history pages about bridges, ferries, tunnels and fords. There are also a few general educational links about bridges at the end of the list.

Resource title Short description Type
Bridges theme briefing A one page overview of the Clyde Waterfront bridges. PDF (62KB)
Glasgow's Clyde bridges Leaflet prepared by Institute of Civil Engineers with pictures and history of the Clyde bridges PDF (569KB)
Glimpses of old Glasgow A chapter on bridges from a book written in 1894 Web link
Glasgow City Council - bridges history Details of all the Clyde bridges within the Glasgow boundary. Web link
Erskine Bridge Information about the Erskine Bridge Web link
Rotundas history from Hidden Glasgow Hidden Glasgow is a history website which investigates the less well known bits of Glasgow's past. They have a section on the Glasgow Harbour Tunnels. Web link
Glasgow Harbour Tunnel - Glasgow Story An outline of the history of this tunnel which was built in the 1890s from Mavisbank to Finnieston. The tunnel remains as a service duct. The north rotunda is a restaurant and casino and the south rotunda is available for development. Web link
Clyde Tunnel Details of the Clyde Tunnel from the Glasgow City Council website. Web link
Hold Your Breath An arts organisation which is developing ideas for the Clyde Tunnel and the areas around the tunnel mouths in Linthouse and Whiteinch. Web link
Linthouse Ford An example of one of the fords which could be used to cross the river before dredging started. Web link
Pictures of Glasgow Ferries Pictures of the Govan and Finnieston ferries in operation. Web link
SPT - Renfrew Ferry Strathclyde Partnership for Transport still operate a ferry between Renfrew and Yoker. Web link
Renfrew Ferry history A page from the Clydebank story on the origins of the Renfrew Ferrry. Web link
Erskine Ferry Pictures of the Erskine Ferry which was replaced by the Erskine Bridge. The slipways can still be seen below the bridge. Web link
The Ferry This old car ferry has been converted into an entertainment venue and is permanently moored on the Broomielaw in Glasgow Web link
Build a bridge American bridge building game Web link
Bridges - general educational resources This site has a wide range of simple resources for learning about the design of bridges. Web link
Bridge Types An engineering site showing the different types of bridge design. Web link