Finnieston Crane - The mighty Finnieston Crane, on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow. The mighty Finnieston Crane, reflected in the River Clyde, Glasgow. The crane is no longer in use, but has been retained as a symbol of Glasgow's Engineering Heritage. It's one of a number of massive cranes that used to be in abundance along the banks of the River Clyde. This particular crane was used for loading Locomotives/Ship Boilers/Tanks and such onto boats from the quayside. It's 175 ft tall, with a 152 ft cantilever jib, and has a lifting capacity of 175 tons, and if I was 6, I'd build this out of lego, I think it's fantastic.