King's Bridge, Glasgow

King's Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The bridge links Hutchesontown to the west (left bank) and Glasgow Green to the east (right bank) near the city centre.

The A74 Bridge over the Clyde - geograph.org.uk - 341738.jpg

King's Bridge, which carries the A74, is the second such structure crossing the river at that point. The original was wooden and completed in 1901, opening on the same day as the original Polmadie Bridge nearby.[1] The current, wider version was built in 1933 and has four 21-metre spans containing a series of rivetted steel plate girders which support the reinforced concrete bridge deck.[2] With deep foundations, the piers divide at low level to create the arches. The bridge is a low-level bridge and was built by the Sir William Arrol & Co. firm to a design by TPM Somers.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Glasgow, Glasgow Green, Former Bridge, Canmore
  2. ^ Glasgow, Glasgow Green, King's Bridge, Canmore
  3. ^ "King's Bridge". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ The Sir William Arrol Collection, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1998

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Coordinates: 55°50′49″N 4°14′15″W / 55.846825°N 4.23745°W / 55.846825; -4.23745


Next bridge upstream River Clyde Next bridge downstream
Polmadie Bridge King's Bridge St. Andrew's Suspension Bridge