1910 General’s Bridge


1910-generals-bridge-wmOne of the most beautiful bridges in Blantyre, still relatively unspoiled since it was built, is the General’s Bridge over the River Calder at Crossbasket. Stoneymeadow Road (the old Toll Road) runs over the top.

This high resolution postcard from 1910 shows the bridge in all its glory with its magnificent gothic arch, a scene, which still looks familiar today.

(c) Blantyre Project

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Thomas Barrett My grandad walked up there every day into his eighties to smoke his pipe.
Scott Turner Do you have a photo of it now?
The Blantyre Project hasn’t changed much. 2014 courtesy of Jim Brown’s excellent photography.

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Jane Clacy Walked over it many times !

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