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Proposed Swing Bridge over Forth and Clyde Canal near Cadder

Proposed Swing Bridge over Forth and Clyde Canal near Cadder


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Proposed Swing Bridge over Forth and Clyde Canal near Cadder

Plan, elevations and sections of the swing bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal near Cadder, drawn in 1923 and revised in 1927

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This print showcases the intricate design of a proposed swing bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal near Cadder. Dating back to 1923, with revisions made in 1927, this architectural marvel stands as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess. The image reveals detailed plans, elevations, and sections of the swing bridge, offering a glimpse into its grandeur. The meticulous drawings depict every aspect of this remarkable structure: from its sturdy foundations to its graceful arches and precisely calculated dimensions. It is evident that no detail was overlooked in creating this masterpiece. As we delve into the photograph's rich history, we are transported back in time when canals played an essential role in transportation networks. This swing bridge would have served as a vital link for both pedestrians and vehicles alike, allowing them to traverse across the canal effortlessly. Beyond its functional purpose lies an undeniable aesthetic appeal. The elegant lines and symmetrical proportions exude timeless beauty while seamlessly blending with the surrounding natural landscape. It is easy to imagine how this proposed swing bridge could have become an iconic landmark along Scotland's historic waterways. While it remains uncertain whether this particular design came to fruition or if it exists today, one thing is certain – Scottish Canals has preserved a visual treasure that encapsulates innovation and craftsmanship from bygone eras.

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