Kelvinbridge


Kelvinbridge

Coordinates: 55°52′29″N 4°16′47″W / 55.874763°N 4.279765°W / 55.874763; -4.279765

Kelvinbridge
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Chaol-Aibhne
Scots: Kelvinbrig
Kelvinbridge is located in Glasgow
Kelvinbridge

 Kelvinbridge shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS574669
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G4
Dialling code 0141
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North
Scottish Parliament Glasgow
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill
List of places: UK • Scotland • Glasgow
The Great Western Road bridge over the River Kelvin on a sunny day. (19 April 2007)
The Great Western Road bridge over the River Kelvin on a typical overcast day in Glasgow (23 March 2007)

Kelvinbridge (Scots: Kelvinbrig, Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Chaol-Aibhne)[1] is the common name of the Great Western Bridge, a cast iron road and pedestrian bridge built in the 19th century to carry the Great Western Road (A82 road) at a high level across the River Kelvin. West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. The river lends its name to its surrounding area at several points along its course (Kelvindale and Kelvinside for example) and so there are indeed several 'Kelvin Bridges', including one in Torrance. Kelvinbridge is also used to refer to the area in the neighbourhood of the bridge, encompassing parts of the districts of Woodside, Woodlands, Kelvinside and Hillhead.

In the early 19th century, the Great Western Bridge provided a crossing point across the boundary of the city and into the neighbouring town of Hillhead, which was incorporated into the city later.

Adjacent to the bridge is Kelvinbridge subway station on the Glasgow Subway - one of the deepest on the circuit due to the proximity of the river - on the south east side of the bridge. This was also the location of Kelvinbridge railway station on the Glasgow Central Railway.

Nearby is the Glasgow Academy private school. Due to the vicinity of the University of Glasgow, the district accommodates many students, cementing its place as part of the West End of Glasgow.

Kelvinbridge also is the home of amateur football team Kelvinbridge A.F.C who currently play in the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Football League.

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