This new pedestrian bridge provides a vital link between Tradeston on the south bank of the river and Glasgow's International Financial Services District.
Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council
Other Partners: European Regional Development Fund.
Project Team: Glasgow City Council Development and Regeneration Services;
Glasgow City Council Land Services;
Dissing and Weitling
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Glasgow City Centre, Tradeston
The bridge's design, which was devised by Halcrow civil
engineers in partnership with Scandinavian architects
Dissing and Weitling, reflects Glasgow City
Council's objectives to improve accessibility across the river
and create a landmark waterfront structure. The sinuous
double curve creates a wave-like structure across the river and can
be viewed as a landmark of engineering success by Glasgow-based
Halcrow civil engineers in partnership with Scandinavian Dissing
The new bridge is ideally positioned to act as a catalyst
for investment, promote confidence in the city and have a
fundamental role in the river's regeneration. It connectsTradeston
and the International
Financial Services District and provides a focus for
activities and events, promoting Tradeston as a new urban
The bridge opened on 14 May 2009.
Summer 2008 - Spring 2009
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.