Clyde Bridges

The bridges across the Clyde tell the story of the river's past.

Victoria Bridge (1854), the oldest surviving bridge on the River, was built on the site of Glasgow's first bridge which dates back to the 13th century, at a key location on the river.

Glasgow's Clyde Bridges (pdf) provides more information about each of the bridges in the Glasgow area and reflects the development of the city and the important role of Glasgow as a world leader in heavy engineering. More recent city centre bridges such as the Clyde Arc and the Broomielaw - Tradeston (Squiggly) Bridge represent the regeneration of the Clyde Waterfront and the growth of tourism along the river.

Further down river the Inchinnan Bascule Bridge and the Erskine Bridge add further elements to the rich history of the river.

More on the history of the River Clyde (Back to listing)

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