NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

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Allan
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NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Post by Allan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:54 pm

Looks like things have moved a step forward here – pleased to note the bridge is described as “opening”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-40557021

Work "completed by 2020"? - Wow!
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Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Post by Gerry Ward » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:42 am

Hard to tell from the drawing but looks as though the scrapyard at Renfrew will be no more,cant recall the name of the shipyard that was originally there.

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Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Post by seapigeon » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:14 am

Lobnitz was the yard they specialised in dredgers. The scrapyard is to go as you say.


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Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Post by Allan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Had a look at the plans for the bridge….

Would appear that the bridge will cross the river immediately west of the old fitting-out basin for Simons Lobnitz yard, west of the Renfrew Ferry Crossing route.

Pleased to see, from a historical point of view, that according to the computerised projections of the finished article, the basin will remain.

According to the plans (and my understanding thereof), the bridge itself appears to cross the river just a few feet above water level. The bridge will be in two halves, split in the middle – each half will pivot on the bank at each side, so that when open each half will sit on top of its respective river-bank, thereby leaving a clear channel up or down river to accommodate shipping movements.

Thought comes to mind – notwithstanding that this bridge is “opening” – are we seeing the long-term demise of the currently active KGV dock and Shieldhall?

I have come to accept the fact that the River as it was, given its history of shipbuilding and trade imports/exports, is “dying”. PS WAVERLEY has had to come down-river from Broomielaw to the Science Centre as its terminus, due to the low-level bridges built over the river. Is this another nail in the coffin?
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