Bridge Work – Challenge Completed!

I posted this over on the FishKelvin site however thought you guys might like to see it as well.

Essentially, the Kelvin legend Jim Burns took a walk up to the infamous Balmore stretch of the Kelvin and noticing the ditch that everyone complains about only goes and builds a bloody great bridge at home to help everyone out.

Last Sunday we went and put it up.



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  1. ChuckG · April 27, 2012

    Great looking little feat of engineering. I’m not sure what the wire on the railings serves though? To keep someone from slipping through?

  2. Alistair · April 27, 2012

    Yes Chuck, essentially Jim assembled the beast in his back garden and had his grandchildren run over it – they stuck their heads through the railings – a bit of wire should stop that happening!

    It also helps with midget fishers.

  3. Willie Yeomans · April 27, 2012

    Superb. Surely the “Burns Bridge” on the next update of the beat map? Well done all. Well done Jim.

  4. Jim Burns · April 27, 2012

    Team effort guys its great what can be done in a couple of hours.This now makes it safer to cross.
    Grandchildren Jay & Aarron keep asking where their bridge is.
    Now with a little more help the association could do a lot more of these projects in the future. A few hours can make such a differance.

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  6. barrybhoy · April 27, 2012

    well done guys good to see the balmore end get a wee bita TLC

  7. cdunn · April 27, 2012

    cheers for that guys-no longer will i have to take’the leap of faith’,on a muddy wet day up the balmore:}

  8. Alistair · April 27, 2012

    Aye, we were thinking of you oldies when we built it 😉