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NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:54 pm
by Allan
Looks like things have moved a step forward here – pleased to note the bridge is described as “opening”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-40557021

Work "completed by 2020"? - Wow!

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:42 am
by Gerry Ward
Hard to tell from the drawing but looks as though the scrapyard at Renfrew will be no more,cant recall the name of the shipyard that was originally there.

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:14 am
by seapigeon
Lobnitz was the yard they specialised in dredgers. The scrapyard is to go as you say.


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Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:30 pm
by Allan
Had a look at the plans for the bridge….

Would appear that the bridge will cross the river immediately west of the old fitting-out basin for Simons Lobnitz yard, west of the Renfrew Ferry Crossing route.

Pleased to see, from a historical point of view, that according to the computerised projections of the finished article, the basin will remain.

According to the plans (and my understanding thereof), the bridge itself appears to cross the river just a few feet above water level. The bridge will be in two halves, split in the middle – each half will pivot on the bank at each side, so that when open each half will sit on top of its respective river-bank, thereby leaving a clear channel up or down river to accommodate shipping movements.

Thought comes to mind – notwithstanding that this bridge is “opening” – are we seeing the long-term demise of the currently active KGV dock and Shieldhall?

I have come to accept the fact that the River as it was, given its history of shipbuilding and trade imports/exports, is “dying”. PS WAVERLEY has had to come down-river from Broomielaw to the Science Centre as its terminus, due to the low-level bridges built over the river. Is this another nail in the coffin?

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:38 pm
by Allan
According to reports in the Paisley Gazette today, this bridge might never happen.
Renfrewshire Council are meeting to decide whether the Clyde Bridge goes ahead, or as an alternative, to build two bridges over the White Cart in Paisley.
Full story at
http://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/16037 ... e/?ref=rss

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:18 am
by clydesider
If Peel Ports won't sell the land at Inchgreen to Ferguson Marine Engineering, largely because it might put Cammell Laird at a competitive disadvantage, a bridge over the Clyde between Renfrew and Yoker might then pose a problem for Ferguson Marine if they were contemplating seeking planning permission to use the Govan Graving Docks as an alternative.

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:09 pm
by Gerry Ward
Cant recall the source of the story,but I read that the bridge may be cancelled due to the length of time it was going to take for it to open and close.

Gerry

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:35 pm
by Allan
Gerry, think this relates to your point -

Article in the Clydebank Post yesterday, putting forward the views of West Dunbartonshire councillors.

Seems the main obstacle from their point of view is that the bridge would be “open” for periods of up to 40 minutes at random times of the day, thereby causing traffic congestion – also SPT said it would be unlikely buses would use the bridge, as the “opening” factor would cause havoc with timetables.

Full article at - http://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/160 ... t_project/

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:14 pm
by Allan
Well, looks like this project is back on – at least the bridge over the Clyde, no reference to the one over the White Cart which was part of the original plan back in 2017 – let’s hope it comes to fruition.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-46236955

No references to the issues that were raised that caused its initial demise - let's hope they've been addressed...…….

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:45 pm
by Gerry Ward
West Dumbartonshire Council object the new Clyde bridge.

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/173 ... l-objects/

Gerry

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:21 pm
by Allan
The newspaper report referred to above simply states that West Dunbartonshire Council has “objected”. Having read through the article, I can't find any detail as to the basis of the objection.

Worth noting that (as above, my post 3rd March 2018) West Dunbartonshire Council objected on the grounds of traffic congestion – at least then the Clydebank Post gave us a bit more detailed information as opposed to the current Evening Times report.

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:00 pm
by Allan
Reported 1st February (apologies for the delay in reporting) – West Dunbartonshire Council have formally dropped their objections to this project.

https://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/1740 ... s/?ref=rss

Reading the report in The Gazette, the Council has admitted that had it maintained their formal objection the proposals could have gone to a public enquiry which would have left them with a hefty legal bill – so to maintain their objection would be counter-productive.

However, they say they will face the challenges and if necessary make their case to the Scottish Government for support if needed.