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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Glasgow Garden Festival

The British Steel Corporation bridge spanned the entrance to Prince’s Harbour at the Glasgow Garden Festival. The railway track across the bridge carried the Festival Railway.

The steel bridge was a temporary feature, marking the boundary between Prince’s Harbour and the River Clyde. It was actually a floating bridge and a sophisticated signalling system had to be installed for safety reasons. If the bridge floated even fractionally away from this true position, a warning was activated.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC f607.3441443 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
bridges, British Steel Corporation, exhibitions, Festival Railway, Glasgow Garden Festival, miniature railways, Princes Harbour, River Clyde, signalling systems



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