Port Dundas Swing Bridge

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Port Dundas Swing Bridge (1880-1964)

Opened on the Port Dundas Branch (Caledonian Railway).


This is a disused single track swing bridge which carried the Port Dundas Branch (Caledonian Railway) over the Forth and Clyde Canal from north Port Dundas Mid Wharf over the canal to North Spiers Wharf. The span swung from its south end.

There was a small goods shed on the north wharf Port Dundas Goods [CR] immediately to the north which was rail served).

There was a short siding at the south east end of the bridge, approached from the south east and on the north side of the line. This was to serve an oil store.

The bridge remained closed after falling into disused as the canal was also out of use. It is now fixed open having been restored in the 2000s.

The base of a signal post remains nearby on the north bank of the canal.

A double lifting road bridge is just to the east. Nearby is a beached barge which was recovered from the basin.


Swing bridge