Priory Bridge (Roadbridge)

Taken in Summer 2017 by Alex Rochead, these photos show the roadbridge next to Priory Bridge.

2017 Glasgow Road Bridge 2

We all drive over the top of this without thinking of these twin culverts below, every time we leave Blantyre heading to Halfway. The culverts were built in 1928 at a cost of £80,000, part of the road scheme above, which saw huge quantities of earth and infill being moved on top of these new culverts and the road re-aligned to remove a dangerous S bend. A further £30,000 was thrown at the project after it became delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

These are the upstream photos, looking north.

The 1920’s road scheme meant the Priory Bridge itself would no longer be needed as a main road, eventually closed off to vehicles.

2017 Glasgow Road Bridge

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Alan Baird i remember the last time i was at these many years ago , it was the one on the right that was blocked upo and dry enough that you could walk through it
John Dunsmore Yip. Alan , yeh can walk through it long its not in spate.👌

John Kelly Across from crossbaskets has them too 👍👍😀
Bryan Deazeley I used to love walking through these as a youngster. I spent a huge part of my childhood playing down the woods and the Cawder around Priory Bridge back in the day

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