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Glasgow Finnieston Crane - IMG_4700 - Edited



Glasgow Photo: a fantastic Glasgow Photograph Featuring Finnieston Crane - IMG_4700 - Edited

Photograph Taken On Sunday, February 23, 2020


The Finnieston Crane - more properly, the Stobcross Crane - is a giant cantilever crane which entered service in 1932, and was used for loading heavy goods (i.e. steam locomotives) onto cargo ships for worldwide export. Two companies were involved in the majority of its construction - the tower section was built by Cowans, Sheldon & Company, and the cantilever (lifting arm) was built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company. It stands 175 feet tall, and whilst it was in operation, it had a maximum lifting capacity of 175 tonnes. It fell into disuse in the early 1990s, but was retained as a symbol of Glasgow's industrial heritage - manufacturing for export, shipbuilding, and ship-borne trade on the River Clyde.View image on Flickr

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