Bothwell Bridge, 19th Century

This next picture could be 140 years old! It’s an amazing, rare view of Bothwell Bridge viewed from the Bothwell side. The new stonework of the widened bridge, still looks light and clean and traffic…..was obviously light that day!

What a completely different way of life from today!

Friend and fellow history colleague, Gordon Cook told me, “I bought this carte de visit a number of years ago and it only resurfaced recently. It was taken by J. Bennet of Glasgow and depicts “Bothwell Bridge on the Clyde, Scene of the bloody engagement with the Covenanters.” 

Thanks to Gordon for sharing.

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

Moira Macfarlane Beautiful photo,
Rena Caullay Fabulous picture. Thank you
Alan Craig I realise this is now the one still there… I was walking along the Clyde Walkway from the David Livingstone side and came across a bridge which is now a relic with some stonework on either side. Any idea what happened to it?
Jessie Caldow Beautiful picture, the clarity is amazing!
Patty Smith I like to think those people are my Ward ancestors from Bothwell. A lot of them worked in the coal mines, so they probably couldn’t afford a carriage
Joseph Kane Awesome

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