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Stobcross Crane, Glasgow

The giant Stobcross Crane was once used to haul heavy machinery onto the boats for export. It now stands as a symbol to Glasgow's engineering heritage.

Reference Code : GLAS02

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  • Location - Scotland
  • Time Periods - 1900's-1930's
  • Urban - Cityscape
  • Urban - Crane

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The crane dominates the city's skyline

Description

The Stobcross Crane was commissioned in 1926 by the Clyde Navigation Trust. The giant 165 ft tall structure was completed in 1932 and was one of only approximately 60 giant cantilever cranes in the world, of which 6 were in Glasgow. The cranes primary role was to lift large heavy locomotive engines onto the ships of the Clyde for export round the world.

The crane eventually fell into disuse in the early 90's and was moved to its current site where it stands as a symbol of the areas industrial and engineering heritage.

Location

The Stobcross Crane sits on the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow CIty Centre next to the exhibition centre. The crane is less than a mile away from junction 19 of the M8, Glasgow's ringroad and is a short walk from the exhibition centres railway station which runs a regular service to Glasgow Central.

Restrictions

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Accessibility

Access up the crane is via staircase or lift.

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Local amenities

Police
Strathclyde Police HQ (1.8 miles/2.9 km)
Hospital
Glasgow Royal Infirmary (3.1 miles/5 km)
Fire
Kelvinhaugh Street Fire Station (0.5 miles/0.8km)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
Yes
On-site security
No

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