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.
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