-Botanic Gardens
-Kirklee Bridge

The Scotland Guide
© David Williams


1899-1901, Charles Formans

This very grand bridge carries a road high above the River Kelvin and the Botanic Gardens and is one of the city`s finest bridges. The bulk of it is made of good-quality red sandstone, with polished pink granite used for the Ionic columns and the balustrades. The city`s coat of arms decorate the spandrels.

The bridge`s foundation stone is on the other side of the river from the Botanic Gardens. Below one of the decorative granite pillars is a large block of sandstone which carries the inscription Corporation of Glasgow Kirklee Bridge Memorial Stone Laid by Councillor John McFarlane J.P. Chairman of the Statute Labour Committee 17th January 1900 Hon Samuel Chisholm Lord Provost of this city. Another face of the block has the words William Wilson contractor on it.

This article is based on the guidebook "The Glasgow Guide".

The Kirklee Bridge carries Kirklee Road over the River Kelvin.

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