A rare and wonderful photo from 1931 in Glasgow Road. Pictured is Glasgow Road leading off to Whistleberry Road and the replacement of the old iron railway bridge. The tram lines are evident running along Glasgow Road, under the railway bridge near Springwells.
The contractors were William Arroll, whose site compound was situated alongside Glasgow Road. The workers welfare huts pictured. Wooden treads have been built into the embankment to access the works. The bridge was being demolished and replaced with a new one. Works occurred in September through to Winter 1931.
The bridge is of course no longer there, demolished in the 1970’s ,but the houses in the background are still there today, as of course is the road leading to Whistleberry.
To put the picture in context, I’ve attached a modern photo.
Thank you to Gordon Cook for this previously unseen photo.