"Canal Bridge, Bonnybridge".

Maker
1. Bonnybridge Photographic Society
2. Unknown
Production date
Circa 1900
Description
View of a heavily-laden barge followed by a larger boat passing through the bascule bridge next to the Columbian Stove Works. An empty barge lies tied up at one of the Smith and Wellstood wharves.
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Production date
Circa 1900
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Subject notes
The boat passing through the raised wooden bascule bridge is a puffer which carried goods between Grangemouth and Glasgow. The boat ahead of it is a heavily laden barge. Another barge can be seen loading or unloading at one of the several Smith & Wellstood wharves along this stretch of the canal. GR NS 824 800.

The bascule 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. The Works made considerable use of the canal.
Accession number
P00089

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