The Traveller's Guide Through Scotland, and Its Islands; Illustrated by Maps, Views of Remarkable Buildings, &C

The Traveller's Guide Through Scotland, and Its Islands; Illustrated by Maps, Views of Remarkable Buildings, &C

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...200 years without repairsIn 1671, one of the arches fell in at noon-day, and although the day"0n which Glasgow fair was held, no person received any hurt; the arch was rebuilt with convenient speed, and the bridge received frequent repairs till 1777, when it had an addition of 10 feet made to its breadth on the east side, and as it now stands, is 415 feet long, by 22 wide. Jamaica Street Bridge crosses the Clyde at the foot of the street from whence it takes its name; it was built in 1763, on a plan by Mr Milne, and consists of seven arches, 500 feet over, and 30 feet wide; the idea this structure conveys is elegance, uniting strength and simplicity. The pontage arising from these two bridges was in "1814, t l529: '5: 9, which goes to discharge the debt, and keep them in repairs. TH 1794, thefoundation of a stone bridge at the foot of the Salt Market was laid, and was carried on for'one year, and the arches thrown across; but in November 1195, the river rose to an alarming height, and carried away the whole arches; it'was to be named Hutcheson's Bridge, and to be 410 "feet long, and 25 feet wide. In 1803, the necessity of a communication over theriver, near theplace where the bridge had been swept away, was obvious, and the present timber bridge was thrown across, in one grand sweep of 340 feet, having 8 supports and break-waters, at an ex. pense of .l200, from a design by Nicholson. The pontage is about . 80 annually, which goes to pay the interest, and keep it in repair. The COLLEGE is situated on the east side of the High Street, near the Blackfriars Church;-the whole buildings occupying a space of 9556 square yards, and generally three stories high, with turrets and ornaments; more

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  • English
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  • 1236615182
  • 9781236615183