Clyde Suspension Bridge

South Portland Street Suspension Bridge – Glasgow

The South Portland Street Suspension Bridge is one of the many historic bridges across the River Clyde in Glasgow. Construction of the bridge started in 1851 and was completed in 1853. It links Clyde Street and the Tiger Lucky Eight mural near St Andrews Cathedral on the north bank with Carlton Place and the Glasgow Sheriff Court on the south. The bridge suffered complications during construction when the south tower split from top to bottom after the main suspension chains were installed. As a result, the design was modified giving the Greek triumphal arch towers now found on the bridge.…