George V Bridge, Glasgow

George V Bridge (sometimes referred to as King George V Bridge) is a three-arched road bridge over the River Clyde in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, named after King George V.

King George V Bridge

The bridge was designed by Glasgow City Engineer Thomas Somers[1] and built by Melville Dundas & Whitson.[2] It links the southside Tradeston area to Oswald Street in the city Centre. The bridge was commissioned in 1914, but was delayed due to the First World War: the bridge was not completed and opened until 1928.[3] It is now protected as a category B listed building.[4]

Despite its appearance as a masonry bridge, the bridge is actually built of reinforced concrete box girders, faced with Dalbeattie granite.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thomas Somers". Dictionary of Scottish Architecte 1840–1980. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Melville Dundas & Whitson". 1930 Industrial Britain. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ "King George V Bridge". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "King George V Bridge over River Clyde... (Category B Listed Building) (LB33081)". Retrieved 28 March 2019.


Next crossing upstream River Clyde Next crossing downstream
Caledonian Railway Bridge George V Bridge Tradeston Bridge

Coordinates: 55°51′21″N 4°15′35″W / 55.8557°N 4.2598°W / 55.8557; -4.2598