Albert Bridge, Glasgow, is a Category A listed bridge designed by the civil engineering partnership of Bell & Miller (Robert Bruce Bell, c.1823-1883, and Daniel Miller, 1826-1888) of Glasgow. It is a cast iron structure with concrete piers and abutments, and three curved spans, the largest span being 114', with 17'5" headroom above the river (see "Albert Bridge..."). The fifth bridge built over the Clyde at this spot, it was opened in 1871, and is a road bridge linking the city's Saltmarket with Crown Street on the south side of the river.

As well as bearing Glasgow's arms, it has medallions with the heads of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria on the pedestals each side of the bridge, the work of Scottish sculptor George Edwin Ewing (1828-1884), best known for his statue of Robert Burns in Glasgow's George Square. Albert Bridge looks much more spruce than it used to, thanks to a full restoration in this century.

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"Albert Bridge receives Royal recognition for restoration" (report of 13 Ocober 2016). Glasgow City Council. Web. 8 September 2019.

"Daniel Miller". Grace's Guide. Web. 8 September 2019.

"Robert Bruce Bell". Grace's Guide. Web. 8 September 2019.

Created 8 September 2019