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Accession No P00093
Caption Forth and Clyde canal bridge and Columbian Stove Works, Bonnybridge
Date photo taken Circa 1900
Brief Description View of a typical Forth and Clyde Canal bascule bridge, showing part of the mechanism for raising the bascule bridge. Across the canal is Smith and Wellstood's Columbian Stove Works. There are two gas street lamps in the middleground.
Photographer or Artist Unknown
Bonnybridge Photographic Society
Subject Notes This bridge was opened in 1900. Prior to that the only way to cross the canal was by a pend under the canal. It was replaced by a swing bridge in 1936. GR NS 824 800.
Subject Category Bridge; Bascule/Canal; Forth and Clyde/Transport; Water
Foundry/Ironfounding Industry
Subject Person Smith & Wellstood Ltd
Subject Place Bonnybridge Bridge/Forth and Clyde Canal/Bonnybridge/Denny area
Columbian Stove Works/Broomhill Rd/Bonnybridge/Denny area
Associated Notes The Forth and Clyde Canal opened in 1790, connecting the River Forth at Grangemouth to the River Clyde at Bowling. As it was a ship canal, the bridges over it had to open in order to allow vessels with masts to pass through.
Grid Ref NS 824 800
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