This graphic was designed to acknowledge the contributions of the six people who have added material from their own archives or photographs which they themselves have taken to The Irvine Archive. On behalf of my colleagues in Clyde Imagineering and myself, I wish to express sincere thanks to the individuals concerned.
The Water Bridge and the Rivergate Bridge Together (1972-73?) - by Crawford Fulton
This photo was taken by George McMaster. Here we see the concrete piers of the new shopping centre being constructed in the foreground and the historic bridge being demolished behind it. For me the phrase 'it would bring a tear to glass eye' has never had more relevance. We have lost more than we have gained.