Tag: william arroll

Glasgow Road Western Railway Bridge

  From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Glasgow Road Western Railway Bridge    Another earlier bridge existed near to Bridge 1, at a more westerly position on Glasgow Road. It was situated where today the pedestrian road crossing is adjacent to Lidl Superstore. The line dates […]

1931 Contractors Replace Craighead Railway Bridge

Between 1931 and 1935, Blantyre’s railway bridges were replaced by contractors William Arroll.  The existing iron bridges were demolished and removed and new iron bridges of a stronger design, installed. The first bridge to be completed was the railway bridge crossing over Glasgow Road. Pictured here in September 1931 are William Arroll managers out inspecting the completed […]