Clyde Tunnel (Print 1957 Inauguration)
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When you're digging a tunnel, you've got to start somewhere!
The year is 1957, and the then Lord Provost Andrew Hood is digging the first sod for the Clyde Tunnel, then referred to as the Whiteinch Tunnel.
The first completed tunnel tube, for northbound traffic, was eventually opened by Queen Elizabeth II on July 3, 1963, with the southbound tunnel opening in March 1964.
The tunnelling technology - a digging shield - was based on that used by Marc Isambard Brunel on the Thames Tunnel a century earlier.
The tunnels were expected to be used by 9,000 vehicles daily when they opened. They now cater for over 65,000 cars and lorries every day.
Now, hold your breath, we're going through...
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