John St Railway Bridge 1847

At the very bottom of John Street, the railway bridge was repaired by steel girders a few years back. However, there is a dating stone. Dated 1847, carved into the stone, the time of the construction of the main Hamilton to Glasgow line.

1847 stone from John Street Bridge

So if that was the first repair, the original really lasted well, the line still being used 170 years later… a testimony to Victorian engineers. Thanks to Gordon Cook for the photo.

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